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To begin with, I hardly watch TV that often unless of course it's sports or about paranormal stuff. That being said, I was home after a visit to the
doctor when there was no sports I was interested in and just when I was about to shut the tv off, something about Weird or What peaked my
This is the story of Anthony Cicoria, a Doctor who specializes in orthopedic medicine, orthopedic
surgery, orthotics, prosthetic supplies, and sports medicine. The story goes that he was at a public phone booth back in '94 when after hanging up
and taking a few steps away from the booth, he gets struck by lightning and was pronounced dead by a passing nurse who began CPR.
After a few minutes (not sure the exact time), he came to and declined further medical assistance. Then a few days later, he showed a strange
interest in classical music, particular piano music. Prior to this lightning incident, he was a Rock music type of guy. His piano musical interest
was so intense that he decided to borrow a friend's piano and without any knowledge of how to play it, he began to practice and practice until it
became second nature.
Now, he is considered a professional pianist. All because of a lightning strike.
In the show, people were saying that it must have been within him hidden in his past life experiences and that the lightning somehow triggered that
I have always believed that we are born with all sorts of talent, but it is up to us to actually wake those dormant talent up. In my opinion, Tony
(Anthony) sped up the learning process by having the lightning strike help triggered the DNA responsible for it.
When he allegedly died, he reported having an OBE:
In 1994, when Tony Cicoria was forty-two, and a well-regarded orthopedic surgeon, he was struck by lightning. He had an out-of-body experience. “I
saw my own body on the ground. I said to myself, ‘Oh #, I’m dead.’ …Then—slam! I was back.”
I also thought it was interesting that this website claims that people with NDEs after find hard rock music difficult to tolerate:
Sensitivity to light and sound can be a serious issue and may necessitate some lifestyle changes. While most experiencers learn to limit
sunshine exposure, others can't get enough. Almost everyone, though, has similar difficulties with loud or discordant sounds. Many can no longer
tolerate "hard" rock music. The vast majority prefer classical, melodic, and/or natural sounds, and become passionate about using music to heal.
When somebody knows an ancient foreign language nobody taught them, then that’s (maybe) paranormal!
(But as many people who’ve taken certain psychedelic drugs like '___'-mushrooms know) we are all potential geniuses, it’s just that "the fine line
between insanity and genius" www.telegraph.co.uk... means
evolution has prevented most of us accessing certain areas of our brain. This is perhaps compounded by the fact that we’ve (evolutionarily speaking)
only recently been living in societies where CREATIVE genius is truly appreciated –i.e. actually good for genetic proliferation.
I do believe in the paranormal; particularly ghost photos taken on old film (as I’ve seen in a close friends family photo album) but this particular
story can be explained by the brain simply re-routing it’s neurons, in order to bypass damaged-healing areas, and thereby opening up ones not
normally accessible to our consciousness. Of course most brain damaged people aren’t so lucky –they just end up being like Obama-Bush! Where both
chucked off a mountain range, as a baby, in some weird masonic ritual? Could explain a lot!
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Stories like this fascinate me! I believe we all have some inherent talent or broader knowledge buried deep within our psyches. It would be nice to
know how to access this hidden (or unused) portion of the brain without being struck by lightning or suffering brain trauma.
I created a thread awhile back about a man who becomes a math genius after getting hit in the head with a lead pipe.
What I find with a lot of music especially when you are making it is this like VOILA!!! moment where you figure it all out and you're able to just
fluidly play it for the first time or understand it.
Perhaps the electricity shocked some neurons awake.
Visual and auditory clues trigger empathetic neurons.
In a UCLA study, neurologists Istvan Molnar-Szakacs and Katie Overy watched brain scans to see which neurons fired while people and monkeys
observed other people and monkeys perform specific actions or experience specific emotions. They determined that a set of neurons in the observer
“mirrors” what they saw happening in the observed.
Could hear classical music, and know where to begin 'mirroring' it.
Could see the basics of piano for what it is, put 2 and 2 together and VOILAAA!!!!
Anything is possible, we barely know much about the human brain or DNA, I know we know a lot about them but its very small compared to completely
knowing. This is not the first time I've read about this happening to people who have had electricity go through their body or struck in the head by
Makes it tempting to take a bath and throw in a taser in hopes of awakening some dormant part of the brain but my luck I'd have the complete
Sounds like he already had a high intellect and the lightning probably shifted the skills a bit. A lot of classical music is very mathematical and
precise. Brain damage or brain "deformities" probably work like any other type of deformation in that whatever areas are damaged or deformed will be
made up in a different area.
Blind people usually have amazing sense of smell and touch etc., some autistic people are great at other areas even though their communication and
social skills are lacking. Just examples.
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