From: Michael M. Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 12:22:00 -0500 Archived: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 07:49:13 -0500 Subject: Re: Temporary Hallucinating/Delirium & UFOs >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 20:09:48 +0000 >Subject: Temporary Hallucinating/Delirium & UFOs >Temporary Hallucinating/Delirium And Its Relation To Witness >Testimony >I will be quoting from four different documents: >Nature of Delirium and Allied States, by H.G. Wolff, M.D. and >Desmond Curran, M.D. >Biochemical Aspects on Human Brain, by Holgar Hyden, M.D >The British Journal of Psychiatry (2002) 180: 4-5 =A9 2002 The >Royal College of Psychiatrists, Remembering delirium, by SIMON >FLEMINGER, MRCPsych <snip> >In earlier e-mails, I suggested that individuals claiming >interaction with highly strange events be given a chemistry >panel test. In refining that suggestion I further suggest that >specifically the test involve cytosine or increased enzyme >activity - looking for changes to the RNA production and protein >changes in the enzyme activity. Plus, an additional test for >toxicity levels looking for the percentage of bromides in the >individual's system. >Maybe, just for baseline levels of the above panels, ufo >researchers need to submit to this type of testing. Just for >comparison. UFO researchers are exposed to the same phenomena as >the individuals involved in the cases they are studying. That >is, searching for physical evidence of "things flying around in >the sky." Without finding physical evidence. Perhaps, this type >of research could be categorized as a form of delirium. >Just saying, not advocating, >KK While I think investigating high strangeness experiencers via chemical workups is a fine idea, this is the first I've encountered bromide as a trigger/inducer of hallucinations, and I find it highly unlikely that this would be related to high strangeness episodes. Firstly, delirium and hallucinations should not be lumped together, as delirium generally indicates a lack of lucidity and a loss of control, whereas hallucinations, in the general sense, do not. From what I can find, bromide poisoning results in disordered delirium more so than hallucinations of the "Oh my god this is real!" variety. I've studied the literature of chemically induced altered states for a long time and have never encountered a case of bromide- induced altered states that would even remotely resemble an abduction or encounter experience. The best chemical candidate for inducing a high strangeness episode would be an endogenous tryptamine=97DMT, in particular, or some other related tryptamine. As most of you know, DMT frequently induces very lucid "contact" experiences, and is present in our bodies in tiny amounts. Chemical toxicity generally does not cause the type of hallucinations resembling encounters or other high strangeness. I don't think this is an avenue likely to lead to anything useful. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Michael M. Hughes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://michaelmhughes.com http://www.facebook.com/michaelmhughes http://twitter.com/michaelmhughes Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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