posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 11:49 PM
Vorta, that's awesome ... you will like this link then:
Well a hallucination is sort of like reading a science fiction story, only that you "see" it with your eyes or some combination of your five senses.
It's sort of like watching a spooky movie only it seems "real" the same way that UFO ologists think UFO's are real, and ghost story fans believe
Part of it is the strange aspect of human behavior that allows us to get so freaked out by stories and situations that we actually start to believe
it. I remember one time I was a kid and gullible that some evil adult scared me with stories of vampires so seriously that I refused to leave the
room and wore a thing of garlic around my neck to ward them off, until my parents came to pick me up ...
. I've gotten over that by now (I
But then there are other sorts of hallucinations that are induced by "mind altering" drugs. The Native Americans have the peyote ceremony (I knew a
gal in college who had done one of these, having been raised in a tribe that still does this ceremony). You have visions ... there are great stories
like Black Elk and so on, of "seeing" the future of the white man coming over and taking over the country, which is what happened ... if these sorts
of stories are true, it adds to the fascinations that people have with the paranormal.
Lack of sleep and other factors can definately alter your brain chemistry in similar ways that the drugs can.
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Speaking of which people have hallucinated in the past without any sorts of drugs, way more than anyone nowadays does. A talking goat (mohammed)?!
And a burning bush leading them to God?
[edit on 4-8-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]