About a year ago I began to hear voices and have visual hallucinations. Sometimes I don't recognize the voices and other times they will identify themselves to me or I will automatically know who they are because they are old friends. I have these hallucinations sober and sometimes when i am high. I speculate that i am having these hallucinations because i have become extremely isolated within the last year. The voices are the most disturbing part of this. I have heard the voices of people who in real life told me they are psychic or demonstrated magical abilities. I have also heard my little sisters voice, who is young and i doubt that she has mastered these powers. I am wondering if the voices I hear are the actual peoples voices that they say they are. If they are, are they people consciously making their voice sound in my head? If not how is this happening? And if they aren't the people they say they are is there like some evil demon or some type of spirit trying to deceive me. I don't buy that I am schizophrenic. I have vivid dreams and these voices and visions are just a real as any dream. If anyone could give me some information to help in understanding these things I would be so grateful.