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Originally posted by LordBucket
Why are we scared of spiders?
Childhood trauma may be a factor. Imagine being a two month old baby and a spider crawling on your face in the middle of the night and biting you. You wake up and cry, and mommy comes, but by then the spider is gone.
Until the next night. And the next.
Night after night the spider makes a meal of you. Hurting you. But you don't have enough control over your arms yet to make it go away, and mommy never seems to show up in time to make it go away.
Helplessness...pain...mommy can't protect you...this is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
it is commonly reported from shamans and psychonauts that behind the curtain of reality
are spider-like creatures which carry out the construction of reality as we know it.