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reply to post by denver22
The term déjà vu is French and means, literally, "already seen." Those who have experienced the feeling describe it as an overwhelming sense of familiarity with something that shouldn't be familiar at all. Say, for example, you are traveling to England for the first time. You are touring a cathedral, and suddenly it seems as if you have been in that very spot before. Or maybe you are having dinner with a group of friends, discussing some current political topic, and you have the feeling that you've already experienced this very thing -- same friends, same dinner, same topic
The phenomenon is rather complex, and there are many different theories as to why déjà vu happens. Swiss scholar Arthur Funkhouser suggests that there are several "déjà experiences" and asserts that in order to better study the phenomenon, the nuances between the experiences need to be noted. In the examples mentioned above, Funkhouser would describe the first incidence as déjà visite ("already visited") and the second as déjà vecu ("already experienced or lived through").
Déjà vu has been firmly associated with temporal-lobe epilepsy. Reportedly, déjà vu can occur just prior to a temporal-lobe seizure. People suffering a seizure of this kind can experience déjà vu during the actual seizure activity or in the moments between convulsions.
Originally posted by Chibbols
reply to post by mark1167
During those times you're trying to do something to alter what you know is going to happen, don't you ever feel like you have already experienced all the possible things you could come up with?
A déjà vu inside a déjà vu.
It happens to me a lot, and it is an unsettling yet fascinating experience.
Originally posted by starlitestarbrite
Star and flag ...One day in the summer 2 years ago it was pouring out and my husband
had decided to call it a day landscaping and came home we decided to sit and relax and watch
a pay per view movie.
We decided on one of the new top 20 movies not a well known movie I actually never heard of it
I don't even remember the name but it was a action guy flick with alot of cars racing around.
I wasn't to interested in seeing this but what the heck I made popcorn and we got comfy.
It was about 10 min's into the movie and I said to my husband I swear I SAW THIS MOVIE already...
he told me to shush and said it was impossible it just came out on PPV and really wasn't in the movies long.
I sat in silence and tested my self and even though I knew there wasn't any way I had seen this movie I knew everything about it what was going to happen who came into the scene next ... so I began to tell him through the next hour or so excactly every part of the movie before it happened he was really ticked off that I was doing this
but eventually he wound up shaking his head saying how DO YOU KNOW this movie I really could not answer him. It gave me a feeling of dread that this happened I questioned my state of mind I couldn't think straight and I could not focus ..... what the heck was going on I felt dizzy and fuzzy thinking about it and really carried that feeling on for the rest of the night It scared me all I can say is it took me a long time
to shake the feelings of that event and I pray it will never happen again!