Neurophilosophy

No! Don’t do it!

I just logged in to my email to find this worrying comment on my post about trepanation:

I have been very interested in this procedure for quite some time and I am curious to find someone that has had the procedure done. I am a Reiki Master I work with stones and crystals as a form of intigrated [sic] healing and also African D’jembe for Shamanic sound therapy. I find the information that I am reading very pertanant [sic] to my work and have given very serious thought to having it done but can’t seem to find out more about it from someone that has had it done.
Namaste,
Kevin

I am not a physician, so I don’t normally offer medical advice, but in this case I feel it would be irresponsible of me not to do so, because I wouldn’t want something I wrote to inspire someone to do such an insane thing.

Kevin, I strongly urge you not to drill a hole in your head. If you want to reach a higher level of consciousness, please consider other methods first. If you have a health problem, please consult a doctor who practices conventional, evidence-based medicine.

If, however, you decide to ignore this advice and go ahead with the procedure, here’s a beautiful 19th century trepanning brace that is available for purchase.

Comments

  1. #1 jb
    June 18, 2008

    You could always point the guy to BME.

  2. #2 Mo
    June 18, 2008

    Do you mean the Body Modification Ezine?

  3. #3 windhill
    June 18, 2008

    Everything you need is at Home Depot. Channel your crystals for details…

  4. #4 outeast
    June 18, 2008

    Wasn’t this in Ghostbusters?

  5. #5 dn
    June 18, 2008

    Outeast, that’s exactly what it made me think of.

    Venkman: Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head.

    Spengler: That would of worked if you hadn’t stopped me.

  6. #6 themadlolscientist
    June 18, 2008

    This guy needs a hole in his head like a hole in the head.

    Meow. =^.^=

  7. #7 Andy
    June 18, 2008

    I advise that this new-age nut read this diary of a trepanation. The guy who undergoes the procedure later comes to regret it and conclude that any sense of heightened awareness comes from placebo effect and is short-lived.

  8. #8 Chard
    June 18, 2008

    So, if the heightened awareness comes from the placebo effect, then we can just pretend to drill a hole in his head to give him the desired effect…

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