A phenomenological description of the inner voice experience of ordinary people

Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (8):35-57 (2007)
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This is a phenomenological description of the inner voice experience (IVE) that emerged from a phenomenological research of the IVEs of twenty ordinary people. Research on IVEs of ordinary people is thin. If inner voices are studied at all, they are studied from a psychological or religious perspective where phenomenology allows for a multi- disciplinary view of this human experience. This description of the actual lived experienced of hearing an inner voice emerged through an iterative phenomenological analysis following Van Manen (1990). It contributes a much needed new perspective on the experience of hearing an inner voice and human nature. Included in this paper is a short overview of phenomenological thought as it pertains to the study of the IVE and.



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