posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 02:55 PM
Indeed I have. I am myself trying to escape from depression presently (oh God, I can already hear them saying that there's your common thread...)
but meds don't help me. Quite to the contrary: they make it so much worse!
I get scents/flavours/visions rather frequently, not just when I'm in need of direction or inspiration. Sometimes it's actually from someone close
to me who is very much alive. For example, my son and daughter went to get school books downtown. I was on our balcony eating some strawberries when
suddenly I could taste a bagel with both fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions and cream cheese. A while later, I called them to
find out when they'd be home. They were in the metro on their way homeward. I asked which of them had had a bagel with juicy tomatoes. They
confessed that they both had, and with the other stuff mentioned above too.
My grandmother hasn't appeared to me in my dreams for some years now but the last time she did, she left me with a puzzle of sorts. We were in a
completely white "room" and the only bit of furniture there was a 1.5m tall (about 5ft) wooden cabinet. I asked her to please let me hold her, that
I missed her so very much. She only told me to pay attention, that this is important. She opened the top part of the cabinet (the upper section was
smaller, maybe 30cm [12") high) and told me that it doesn't open this way, indicating the knobs opening from the inside outward; it opens this way,
indicating that the doors open from the outside inward.
I hope that is legible/intelligible. If not, I'll try to clarify.