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Narcoleptics Are Just Unemployed Shamans And Prophets

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#1 GuruMeditationError

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Has anyone else ever heard this?  That Narcoleptics, because of their unique access to dreams and "the other world" were functional memebers of ancient society. They played the role of Shaman, Oracle, Seer, or Prophet.   I did some volunteer work at a psychiatirc hosptial and found an article in some medical journal which seemed to be saying this. The article was not in english but the title of it, according to my poor translation skills, seemed to be suggesting this. I would really like to know if there is more out there about the historical role of the Narcoleptic.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:12 PM

Not here, unless I could have been the acolyte of sheer madness. My dreams are random garbage, kinda like watching robot chicken while doing copious amounts of drugs, I imagine. There's no sense to be made and I rarely remember more than bits or snatches a few hours after waking. Occasionally, one will be so epically bizarre I will force myself to memorize it, but it hast to be a concerted effort. But yea, people always cast ancient and ethnic societies in this mold, but even the Romans in the AD period of their reign would often use dreams of senate members and other prominent persons as a spring board for ideas to legislate.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

Can you post the article to google docs account or public dropbox link or even provide a link to the article? Title and author and Journal otherwise would be cool.

 

Even if it's not in english, I can get translation service. It makes sense.  However because of my personal self image, I prefer to see myself as a wizard of sorts... lol. 







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