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Medjugorje Alternative theories have all been excluded

Posted by markdohle , 18 September 2013 · 529 views

Medjugorje  Alternative theories have all been excluded


When it comes to apparition experiences, a whole range of alternative explanations are well-known to science. In taking on two among the most obvious – fraud and hallucination – the Croatian psychiatrist Dr. Bartulica concluded in 2006, starting out with his impressions of visionary Vicka Ivankovic when he studied her in the 1980s:
“You have to ask yourself if it is possible that she is deceiving us. The answer is that it might be possible, but if that was the case, all the six seers are capable of this simultaneously for a period of 25 years! That in itself would be a phenomenon! And anyway that cannot be, because it has been established scientifically that their ecstasies are authentic. Besides, there is no such case in the history of psychiatry that six children start simultaneously hallucinating at 6:40 p.m..” , Dr. Bartulica testified. (1)
In fact, with the exception of hypnosis (which was only later ruled out with certainty) the entire collection of known alternative explanations had been excluded by independent scientists as early as 1984. This was when a French medical team headed by Dr. Henri Joyeux became the first one to deeply examine the Medjugorje visionaries with the entire battery of modern equipment known and used by medical science by that time.
Dr. Joyeux, a cancer researcher, headed a team of scientists from the University of Montpellier. The team made video and audio recordings of more than 35  apparitions and conducted a battery of tests. Among the many tests performed by the team were brain, vision, hearing, voice and cardiac function tests, using electroencephalographs, electrooculographs and other scientific devices. (2)
In their conclusions the French team of scientists excluded manipulation, epilepsy, catalepsy, dreams, hallucinations, hysteria, neurosis, pathological ecstacy, and fraud. (2)
On January 14th 1986 a French-Italian commission of scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and theologians published the results of its investigations of the Medjugorje visionaries in a 12 point conclusion. While the nine later points were more theological in nature, the first three conclusions were strictly scientific:
“1. On the basis of the psychological tests, for all and each of the visionaries it is possible with certainty to exclude fraud and deception.
2. On the basis of the medical examinations, tests and clinical observations etc, for all and each of the visionaries it is possible to exclude pathological hallucinations.
3. On the basis of the results of previous researches for all and each of the visionaries it is possible to exclude a purely natural interpretation of these manifestations.” (3)
Dr. Enzo Gabrici, an Italian neuro-psychiatrist, examined Ivan, Vicka, Marija and Jakov for five days in April 1984. He became the first scientist to exclude hypnosis as an explanation “because in this situation, subjects are not able to remember anything while in the trance. The Medjugorje visionaries, however, remember exactly what takes place during the ecstasy, discounting the hypnosis theory”. (2)

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White Crane Feather
Sep 19 2013 04:43 AM
One day, the amazing ability for humans to enter ecstatic states will change the world. In certain of it.in fact, it already has.
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