I haven't spoken to anybody about this before, but I need to vent about it a bit. I generally consider myself a very rational person. However, I have had some experiences which make me doubt myself. For about a year, I was convinced I was developing psychic powers, ranging from telepathy to psychokinesis. In particular, I believed I could use a quartz crystal to suck out people's life energy. For a couple of months, I believed that all adults could read minds, and there was a huge conspiracy to cover it up. Some of these beliefs have been pretty disturbing. I believed that when I was going to sleep, my body became paralyzed and aliens were doing experiments on my organs. This summer, I believed that my body was infested with worms. All of these things make perfect sense at the time. I believed that God told me to become a Jesuit last week, and that seemed fine. I cut a symbol into my arm to give myself magic powers, and that seemed perfectly reasonable. Lately, I am mostly just afflicted by light paranoia, which doesn't bother me much. These beliefs don't bother me much, but they seem really irrational, and I should by all means be bothered by them. I don't have schizophrenia or anything, so I don't know why I believed this stuff. I'm not going to mention it to my psychiatrist or counselor, because they would pump me full of more antipsychotics.