Healing Voices Film

Oryx Cohen
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Many of you may be aware that I am co-producing a film with PJ Moynihan entitled “Healing Voices.” You may not be aware of all that has led up to this and why I think this type of film is so important for our movement, which is the purpose of this post.

When I first encountered the mental health system 13 years ago after attempting to fly my car, I was shocked to see how people were treated. I basically felt I was thrown out of the human race. I had just been through an amazing, spiritual experience, an emergence really, yet nobody wanted to talk about what led up that moment. I was just a collection of symptoms, a diagnosis, that’s it. Nobody cared about my story. At least in the hospital they didn’t.

I believe that the wider public does care about our stories. In doing this work for over a decade, I have come to the realization that, in my opinion, a paradigm shift in mental health will not come until public attitudes shift. How will this happen? The most powerful medium today is video, whether on Facebook, YouTube, Video on Demand, or the big screen, video is where it’s at.

That’s why I’m so passionate about Healing Voices. It is films like these that have the potential to reach beyond the choir, to shift public attitudes and ultimately influence policy and lead to drastic social change. A paradigm shift. A paradigm shift we need so the next teenager who experiences an altered state after leaving home for college gets the support they need and is not labeled and medicated for life. A paradigm shift we need as a society as we need to listen to people in extreme states because they have so much to teach us.

Which brings me to the title of our film: Healing Voices. Healing Voices has multiple meanings. Some of the characters in the film hear voices, and they are proof that not all voices are negative. Many voices are positive and even healing for folks, and most people that hear voices do not have the goal of getting rid of their voices entirely, just improving their relationship with them. Also, we can be healing voices for each other. A large part of the film focuses on the power of storytelling. That is why as a part of the film and our current Kickstarter campaign we are collecting stories from around the world as a part of our “Healing Voices from Around the World Oral History Project.” A few of these collected stories will be featured in the actual film. Lastly, we believe that our voices can be healing for the rest of society. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

Hopefully this film will be one of many in our movement to really make a big splash with the general public. If you would like to help us, you can check us out on Kickstarter. For those of you who don’t know about Kickstarter, it is a crowd funding website that helps raise money for creative projects. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for production of the film by October 19th. These campaigns are all or nothing so any contribution helps. To learn more about our current Kickstarter campaign, which includes an opportunity to submit your own story and other rewards, go to:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1919105634/healing-voices

See you on the red carpet!

7 COMMENTS

  1. HI oryx. You will find my website relevant 1prophetspeaks.com
    it is normal christian theology to hear voices. god speaks to all of usin our thoughts thru the Holy spirit, which has been on earth for 2000 years since jesus senty it from Heaven. Jesus said “my sheep hear my voice” John 10:27 thoughts come from the spiritual realm. The word ‘inspiration’ means ‘a spirit goes into it’. The problem with psychiatry is they are atheistic and mostly theologically ignorant of Christian theology. This is true fo the jewish drs, rabbis & most jews, who think it is crazy to hear voices. I met a hasid in a psych hosiptal who was sent by his rabbi. The new age movement is filled with people who listen to siprit guides. I read new age for 10 years before getting saved. There are lying demonic spirits pretending to be good, deceiving people. . The devil & demoni c spirits can talk to us if given an opening. drugs are all openings; including caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, pot, lsd, etc & all psych meds. mental & phyusical illness is caused by these spirits. Jesus rebuked them & gave his followers authority to do it. I have rebuked canc-, asthm-, depress-. Other openings for them include sin, bad music, art, books, etc which are ‘inspired’ by them & transmit them.
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    Your idea of flying is not crazy it is biblical.
    Ezek 3 did it and Acts ch 8(philip) both were tgaken somewhere supernaturally by the Holy Spirit. It is actually God’s will for all jews to fly supernaturally to israel and we can, by praying for it in Jesus name. I have been dealing with this issue for 15 years. I had an experience 20 years ago where I was transported in my car (reversing direction) supernaturally.
    I also know people who have flown su-ernaturally. It is a faith issue, Jesus said “nothing is impossible with God”
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  2. I don’t know about God’s answer to psychiatry. God has been diagnosed manic depressive in The Onion.

    Healing Voices is an arresting film already.

    What does a visual hallucination look like? What does it sound like to hear voices? Rarely have I seen these altered states depicted accurately.

    Playing golf, walking on the beach, strolling through the woods, writing in a journal, looking young and hip…these behaviors do not cause problems for an individual hearing things and seeing things. Do they?

    Are these filmmakers prepared to offer a radically different approach for behaviors not quite so cute and cuddly?