a question

John H. johnh at faraway.xxx
Sat Mar 22 02:51:41 EST 2003


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"Væ§ølis" <VaeSolis at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Peter F" <fell_spamtrap_in at ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
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> >
> > "Væ§ølis" <VaeSolis at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > > i was wondering if anyone could explain to me what may cause the
> > > psychological feeling of being enormous and miniscule simultaneously.
i
> > have
> > > experienced this feeling and have come across it described in
> literature,
> > so
> > > i am curious as to any possible causes of this phenomenon. any insight
> is
> > > appreciated.
> >
> > Perhaps there is an anomalous abscence of inhibition of a just a few
> neurons
> > that play a key role in integrating relative size of the body-self.(?)
> >
> > At least the feeling does not hide - but highlight - the truth that we
are
> > enormous relative to e.g. atoms, bacteria, and mice, but are miniscule
in
> > comparison to elephants earths and galaxies (and perhaps infinitely
> > insignificant on the scale of universes %-).
> >
> > An exploratory scan could in the end be worthwhile _if_ the feeling is a
> > problem and if there is a cause of the feeling large enough in size or
> > otherwise detectable an NMR scan or by any other means of medical
> > mind-monitoring.
> >
> > _If_ it is a bothersome and persistent feeling, I suggest you try to get
a
> > referral to see a neurologist.
> >
> > P
> >
>
> thanks peter, the feeling has not been a problem at all, and has coincided
> at times with deep meditative states. i have heard this phenomenon exists
at
> times with other alter states of consciousness, particularly with the use
of
> tryptamines. as a matter of fact, it may have been TiHKAL where i found
the
> blurb referring to this occurrence. it really doesn't warrant much concern
> in my book, but the curiosity overwhelms me.
>
> ~Væ§ølis~
>
>
>





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