The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers.But I'll tell you a secret: all the best people are."
Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:48 AM
The mysterious death of a nurse brings to light an often overlooked problem: implanted memories.
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At 9. 02am Richard Felstead answered the phone; by 9. 03am he was breathless with crying. It was the coroner's assistant in Battersea with the news that his sister, Carole, had died two weeks earlier. "I'm sorry it's taken so long to notify you," she said. "Carole's next of kin told us there was no family. But a letter was found – from you. "
'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde
Dumbledore: " Of course it's in your mind....., but that dosn't mean it's not real."
Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:02 PM
Not really "false memories". Just schizophrenic delusions by inept people. False memories do occur especially in kids.
"I wish neither to possess, Nor to be possessed. I no longer covet paradise, more important, I no longer fear hell. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, But I did not observe it until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light. Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself. "
I understand that sometimes, some people do have horrible things happen that they repress or block out, and those memories only come to light through therapy. In those instances, it can be healthy to remember and overcome those memories.
That said, what a shocking case. Personally I don't think it's a case of repression, but rather a case of either brainwashing or mental illness. From the way the article plays, probably a combination of both.