Archive for the ‘Disorders’ Category

Demonic Possession: Mental Illness Or Malevolent Lifeforms

by on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Mental IllnessAbstract

This paper explores the phenomenon of demonic possession. The demonic possession experience is transcultural. Demonic possession shares many characteristics of schizophrenia, and dissociative disorders. Most cases could be attributed to a mental illness. However, there are instances when perhaps the conventional diagnosis may not apply and another possibility presents itself.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On EMR. Any Questions?

by on Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Things you need to know about electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation and how it could affect your brain function:

In 2004, scientists in Spain have discovered that a cell phone call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwords. The alteration in brain waves could lead to things like a lack of concentration, memory loss, inability to learn and aggressive behavior

Prominent Swedish scientist suggests cell phones and the new wireless technology could cause a “whole generation” of today’s teenagers to go senile in the prime of their lives. Prof. Salford warned that long-term exposure could potentially lower brain reserve capacity.

Swedish research done on rats (more…)

The Schizoid Man: Understanding Schizophrenia

by on Monday, July 26th, 2010

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations.

Schizophrenics may have a variety of symptoms. Usually the illness develops slowly over months or even years. At first, the symptoms may not be noticeable. For example, you may feel tense, or have trouble sleeping or concentrating. You can become isolated and withdrawn, and have trouble making or keeping friends.

As the illness continues, psychotic symptoms develop:

An appearance or mood that shows no emotion (flat affect)
Bizarre motor behavior in which there is less reaction to the environment (catatonic behavior)
False beliefs or thoughts that have nothing to do with reality (delusions)
Hearing, seeing, or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations)
Thoughts “jump” between unrelated topics (more…)

Enter the Matrix: Pareidolia

by on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Pareidolia a.k.a. “Matrixing” is a psychological phenomenon where the brain receives a random stimulus and is interpreted as something familiar. A good example is the famous “Horse Head Nebula” found in the constellation Orion.

Carl Sagan once said that this is an evolutionary byproduct of our species. We are “hard-wired” from birth to be able to identify a human face. This allows us to interpolate random patterns as being identifiable. Much like an ink blot test. This gives us the advantage to be able to assess threats in split seconds and act accordingly.

In 2009 a magnetoencephalography study found that objects incidentally (more…)

Sleep Paralysis or Dark Entity?

by on Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Have you ever felt like you were awake but unable to move? You may have been terrified and not able to call for help. This condition is called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis may leave you feeling frightened especially if you see or hear things that aren’t there. Sleep paralysis may happen only once, or you may have it several times.

Over the ages,  sleep paralysis has been described in many ways from unseen demons to alien abductions. People have looked for answers for this sleep-time paralysis and the feelings of terror.

But sleep researchers now know that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body isn’t moving through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to  psychiatric problems.

Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but (more…)