A STRANGE CASE
In 1957, two sisters Joanna (11) and Jacqueline Pollock (6) were tragically killed in a motor accident in Northumberland, England. One year later, their mother gave birth to twins Jennifer and Gillian. Remarkably, the younger twin, Jennifer, had birth marks on her body in exactly the same place as Jacqueline had them. The coincidences don’t stop there, either.
Thankfully, they aren’t as terrifying as these two.
Before too long the twins were requesting toys belonging to the deceased girls which they had no prior knowledge of, and desiring to visit a park they had never been to. A well-respected psychologist at the time, one Dr. Ian Stevenson, studied the case in-depth and concluded it was likely the twins were reincarnations of their departed sisters.
hey! so these are things we KNOW happen, but can’t currently explain.
An example of the psychosomatic disorder, would be placebo effect or pseudocyesis (phantom pregnancy).
When a women (or even man) believes that he/she is pregnant and their body begins to exhibit signs of it by weight gain, nausea etc.
There are a lot of stories floating around out there about people who experienced an injury in their dreams and then found real, physical evidence of the wound on their bodies once they awoke.
There is one well-documented case, reported by famed psychiatrist Ian Stevenson, about an Indian man named Durga Jatav who, during a battle with typhoid fever, had an extremely vivid dream about having his legs severed.
While Jatav was having the dream, his body became very cold and at one point his family thought he was dead, yet he revived a few days later.
Once he was awake, his sister and neighbor noticed deep fissures around his knees that weren’t there previously. X-ray photographs showed no abnormality below the surface of the skin, which led Jatav and his family to believe the marks came from his dream experience.
Dr. Stevenson met Jatav some 30 years later (1979) and took pictures of the still visible scars.
He even included the account and photographs in his book “Reincarnation and Biology: A contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects.”
The Horrific Art of Olivier de Sagazan
VICTORIAN MOURNING JEWELRY
During the Victorian era, it was common to wear “mourning jewelry”. This jewelry typically included hair from deceased loved one.
The deceased loved one’s hair would be carefully arranged within the brooch, often creating intricate pictures or designs.
Hair was considered to be an ideal keepsake, since it does not break down over time.
Researchers have shown that when you look at a specific object certain areas of your brain light up. But when you think about the same object, the same areas of your brain light up.
Your brain really doesn’t know how to differentiate between reality and imagination. So how do you know you’re living in a reality right now?
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Skeletal Jungle Gym in the backyard of the church Heilig-Kreuz Kirche in Munich, Germany.
Art by Peter Riss
THE BONE DOME IS BACK
PARTICIPATEWELCOME TO THE JUNGLE GYM, MOTHERFUCKER. YOU’RE GONNA DIE.
Not at all what I was expecting when you offered to take me to the bone dome.
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So the mind and body problem is seen as more of a philosophy problem.
What is the relationship between the human mind and brain? Does the brain give rise to consciousness? Are we just a bunch of chemical reactions in our neurons? Or is there something more? Is our mind a separate entity then?
So here’s my take on it.
There’s been profound evidence that our brain does have an effect on our mind.
For example, take the case of Phineas Gage, where damage to his brain resulted in personality changes. Any degenerative brain disease (ex: Alzheimer’s) also effects memory, thinking and behavior.
But there’s also been evidence that our mind can affect our body. Think about the classical placebo effect, or the amazing effects of meditation.
People who think that they are pregnant, will actually exhibit signs of pregnancy, even though they aren’t really. A phenomenon known as pseudocyesis
So if our brains can affect our minds. And our minds can affect our bodies. Maybe BOTH are powerful entities, and BOTH work together to make you who you are.
I’m no PhD research scientist, but I’ve done a lot of reading and I propose that the mind and body kind of work like a car and a driver.
The mind uses the body like a driver uses a car, to get to places and get things accomplished.
Similarly the body uses the instructions of the mind to get things done, explaining why if you think about something and believe it hard enough, it becomes your reality.
They both need each other.
BUT if the car were to crash, then the driver could still survive and move on
But since the car is broken, it can’t really carry on anymore, similar to how after brain damage someone experiences memory loss, personality changes and makes life harder to live.
Also this is just my own IDEA, I thought of sophomore year in high school. Nothing serious. Could have holes in it, but it’s an idea none the less.
Frank Parlato interviewed 3 prostitutes.
Here’s one of them.
You’re not the police right?
She hopped into the car, and I told her I would like to interview her and pay her for her time. Instead of what she normally does with a man, she would be paid for just talking.
As we drove, she said, normally, I just don’t get into a vehicle. I make a man pull it out or make him touch me to make sure they aren’t the police.
I could tell she was nervous. She was pretty. And soft spoken. A gentle, lean brunette. She would be striking, if not for the signs of wear on her features. A tired, drawn, defeated look. She was 30, she said.
Admittedly, I asked blunt questions. Maybe they were too simple. I wanted to capture her views, to draw her out and at the same time not scare her.
Why are you on the street tonight?
Addiction, she said, in a soft, halting voice.
I started on heroin when I was 23. After two years of being clean, I was having a craving to start getting high again. I started smoking crack cocaine over a year ago.
How often do you smoke?
Usually, several times… a dozen times a day. It depends on how much I want to chase.
How much does it cost?
About $300 a day.
How do you pay for that?
Prostitution, she said, in a whisper. Sometimes, I have guys that know where I live. They come by. I like to have a phone, but right now I don’t, so I have no choice but go on the street.
She explained with a sad note in her voice that she gave her three children up for adoption. She hasn’t seen them in years.
They deserve somewhere safe, she said, and almost cried.
How much do you expect to make tonight?
Just a couple hundred. I am not really in the mood to do too much. You get tired chasing.
When is the last time you used?
Half an hour ago.
How much does crack cost?
Nowadays you’re not getting anything nice, unless you at least have $10 and $20 is barely satisfying. $20 is one small blast.
When do you start craving again?
It last for about 5, 10 minutes then you come down and you’re chasing again.
Are you craving crack now?
A little bit, but I’m a little more nervous too. This is different.
When you are out on the streets, aren’t you nervous too?
I get scared all the time.
Then you do not like your work?
Absolutely not! There is a couple gentlemen, of course. You meet some decent people out here. Sometimes I am sad that I couldn’t have met some of these guys before I was using. If I am not comfortable with someone, if it is a cleanliness thing, I won’t do it. I used to carry a bag with me, with sanitizers and baby wipes and everything. I can’t afford it. The habit took over so much.
I’ve been robbed. I’ve been raped. You deal with the dates. You deal with the hustlers. You deal with the men that try to take over. There is always somebody trying to take control over what you do. They see me get into a vehicle. As soon as I come home they try to get me to spend with them or whoever they have with them. I know about 40 crack dealers, just on the east side.
How many men do you see in a night?
It ranges from a couple to, wow … maybe a couple dozen. When I do that, I instantly want to get high, just to take away the way I feel. Most times, I come out because I’m hungry Or something I need or want and after I perform I don’t like the way I’m feeling, so I get high so it just keeps repeating itself over and over. I want to get out, but I guess not bad enough. I’m at the bottom, not as low as I ever have been. I was homeless for two years living in condemned houses. I have a home now.
She told me she had been out three hours that night and had two customers. One she charged $30, the other $20. With him she had unprotected sex, she said.
Did you ever get a disease from this work?
I believe maybe I have, but I didn’t go get checked. Normally I don’t have sex. It is just oral.
Where do you get crack?
I normally go to a phone and have them deliver.
Could you get a regular job?
That habit would not allow me. It consumes you. It consumes your mind, your body, everything. It’s all that matters at that moment.
How do you make money in the daytime?
Most of the time I have my door cracked and most of my guys know that if I have my door cracked, I am available.
She asked me to drop her off at her apartment. I paid her $30 for the interview. She said I was welcome to talk to her again, but the people inside her apartment tonight would be scared that I was a police detective. If I came back, she would come outside.
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So earlier I posted something about how and why do people sleep walk/ sleep talk/sleep eat etc.
And I did some research.
While no one really knows exactly why but there are a few proposals.
1) When someone goes from one stage of sleep to the next, they can briefly awaken. Sometimes they can be both awake and in deep sleep at the same time. That’s right a part of your brain can be awake while the other is asleep.
- more frequent when people are sleep deprived
- or sleeping in a strange location (this could be a survival technique too)
2) These parasomnia events seem to have a genetic component to it also. If your family has a long history of it, you have more chances of experiencing something like it.
3) Children are more prone to sleep walking/talking. Why is this?
Well first you should know that GABA is a chemical that inhibits the motor system in sleep.
Some children have yet to develop a good enough system to release this neurotransmitter.
Which means that their motor system isn’t being inhibited when their asleep, instead it could be active. Resulting the eating/talking/sleeping.
OKAY, that’s all I got so far!
Hope you learned something.
Harlequin-type ichthyosis is a skin disease
Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of their bodies. The skin forms large, diamond-shaped plates that are separated by deep cracks (fissures).
These skin abnormalities affect the shape of the eyelids, nose, mouth, and ears, and limit movement of the arms and legs.