The experience of hearing voices has played a significant role in the development of psychiatric nomenclature for two centuries. The interpretation of the experience has varied from the inspirational to the pathological, but the experience is often seen as a marker of severe mental illness. Psychosis as a Personal Crisis is an attempt to challenge the notion of auditory hallucinations as a psychiatric symptom and broaden the understanding of the person who hears voices. This personal experience of hearing voices serves as the core of the arguments discussed here by a group of European authors, primarily British, in a collection aimed at mental health professionals. The authors represent psychiatrists and other clinicians who work with people who hear voices, as well as individuals who themselves have this experience.