Hearing voices is a relatively common – and taboo – phenomenon in children and can trigger educational difficulties, but this could change with the publication of a groundbreaking study in Holland.
By David Batty, The Guardian, Friday 16 November, 2001
Harry squinted at his friends’ darkened faces.
“Do you think I should have told them about that voice I heard?”
“No,” said Ron, without hesitation. “Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even in the wizarding world”.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In the second of JK Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter series, the young wizard is tormented by a threatening voice that only he can hear: Come… come to me… let me rip you… let me tear you… let me kill you…
Upon confessing this to his best friends, Ron and Hermione, Harry is warned not to tell anyone else as it might inflame suspicion that he is responsible for the recent spate of attacks on their fellow pupils. Continue reading “Listening Cure”