Brain injuries and mood changes

Charlie Wilkes charlie_wilkes at
Wed Jul 16 19:34:18 EST 2003

On 16 Jul 2003 10:15:50 -0700, at (Kim) wrote:

>What diameter of drill would you recommend and where exactly should
>one drill? And to what depth?

You will need to drill a hole completely through your skull but not
into your brain.  Here is a picture of Amanda Feilding performing her
legendary self-trepanation:

The trick is to do it without killing yourself on the spot.  Here's an
overview of the subject:

>Seems a lot quicker and easier than devoting my life to Buddhism, or
>seeking zero G in space, and I cant wait to experience increased

>Charlie Wilkes <charlie_wilkes at> wrote in message news:
>> Good question, Nacho.  Back in 1962, a Dutch scientist named Bart
>> Huges stumbled across the answer.  One's state and degree of
>> consciousness, he realized, are related to the volume of blood in the
>> brain. The flow of blood through the head is limited by gravity, thus
>> reducing the range of human consciousness. One can redress the balance
>> by a number of methods, such as standing on one's head, jumping from a
>> hot bath into a cold one, or the use of drugs; but the wider
>> consciousness thus obtained is only temporary.
>> There is, however, a way to effect a permanent widening of
>> consciousness.  You must take a very sharp, clean electric drill and
>> bore a hole in your skull, above the forehead and centered ear-to-ear.
>> It helps to apply a topical anesthetic and some indulge in a stiff
>> drink beforehand, although sloppy work with the drill can cause
>> neurological complications.
>> Dr. Huges was at first ridiculed and committed to an asylum for his
>> discovery, in much the same way clerics persecuted Galileo.  But now,
>> self-trepanation is widely accepted as the way to deal with life's
>> problems.  You'll find a wide selection of drills at
>>  Be sure to have some peroxide and clean
>> bandages on hand.
>> Good luck!
>> Charlie

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