Echo Sounds

Image: Anne Stokes ~ The Water Elemental Wizard who is a Merman

*Insert water music*

Hear and there, 
in ebb and flow of ocean waves,
whisper connections; contemplate.
Cosmic convergence, musical stares, 
sonar resonates, as motion shares. 

Murmurs channel, in turbulent flow, 
whirlpools form, of depths in zone.
God of Mermen, breath of the seas,
commands tide, wherever he please. 

Trident, Wizard wand, or sea spear,
brace for a storm, whenever you hear. 
A touch of Atlantis, a crystal torch light,
perpetual momentum in circling sight. 

King of Earth, Air, Ocean and Fire,
‘Poseidon; tell us, what you desire’
'Primal culture of Atlantean texts, 
repeating history, we would regret. 

‘None are just, black, yellow or white, 
none are ever wrong, or always right.
A multi-verse of wisdom inside and out;
like musical chairs, never shout about. 

We each have a place in tides of change,
let kindness and sharing play in the game'   
Victoria Healing ~ 8.4.2022

Musical Chairs

Set chairs in a circle, one fewer than the number of people in the game and then play music as they all walk around the circle. Every time the music stops, all must try to sit on a chair. This game teaches how to resolve arguments peacefully, deal with disappointment and practice patience. Settle conflicts peacefully by using your words to work out arguments about whose chair is whose or who got there “first.”


Sacred texts tell us of antediluvian civilisations of Atlantis

Ancient Aliens Documentaries.

Image: Anne Stokes

Today we have the Water Elemental Wizard who is a merman, the male equivalent of a mermaid. Here he uses his magic to channel the power of water and create a vortex in the sea.


Detecting and determining the distance and direction of underwater objects by acoustic means.

The first recorded use of the technique was by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490 

Sonar Sound Effects

‘Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life. They bring new food for shore creatures and take ships out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse and our own heartbeat.“ —  Tamora Pierce

Painting Words

Image: Copyrights ~ Vincent van Gogh Art Museum. Parisian Bookshop

Unkempt children with dirty feet, 
weary peasants, plodding streets. 
Weathered hands and pallid faces,
living on faith, in dowdiest of places.

Concern flickered in his attentive eyes, 
wishing to paint ‘lives’ in their true light.
An inspired, sensitive and visionary man, 
the power of his heart, held in his hands. 

Words of colour, stroked from his brush,
immersed in nature, an emotional must.
A palette betwixt the colourful and dark,
an ingenious master in the tender of art.

Illuminate paints, in quest to understand,
infinity of life in Gods magnificent lands.
Casting artful eyes over natures scenery,
sensing the harmony, of universe clearly. 

Breathing the frequency of existence into air,
time was stilled, portrayed in magical flares.  
Forward thinking and a way ahead of time,
colouring enthusiasm between his lines.

Painting coloured words, to what he saw, 
influenced by Charles Dickens, gift to poor. 
The passion of his starry eyed expression,
were epileptic traits of spiritual impressions.

Laden with creations, meaningful treasures,
awe inspiring legacies, akin to your pleasures.
Victoria Healing ~ 
Painting Words 

Image: Still life with Bible 1885. Vincent van Gogh Museum. The Bible symbolised his father’s faith, which Van Gogh felt was too conventional and made for a strict view of life. 




Vincent van Gogh absolutely loved Charles Dickens

Vincent wanted to “Paint what Dickens had done with his words”

Van Gogh was an avid reader and admirer of Charles Dickens. He remained devoted to the Victorian author throughout his life.

In a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent wrote of his ‘Irresistible passion for books’ and that the study of literature was as essential to him as his daily bread. Van Gogh created albums for his family and friends, containing poems and prose he selected himself.

Vincent collected images of everything that appealed to him, pretty much like his own Pinterest.


Image: The Empty Chair, was painted in commemorations of Charles Dickens. (Arles, December 1888)


Similarities in the personality traits of famous people who have epilepsy.

Would it be a ‘coincidence’ that both Vincent van Gogh and Charles Dickens both had epilepsy and were obsessive artists and writers? They each had the typical clingy emotional personality and were fascinated with spirituality and religion


Robert Efron commented on epilepsy in the Neurological Journal ~

‘The most intuitive people are diagnosed by the least’

The Origin

Image: Giver of Rainbow Diamond Light

“We walk by faith, not by sight.” -- Paul the Apostle 

The Origin 
There is a sacred divinity within us all,
a still, small voice of tenderness; calls. 
It’s in our ‘hearts, soul and understanding,
our spiritual desires, evermore entrancing.

It’s a longing, we are all yearning to find, 
with devout prayer and meditative mind.
It’s in the psyche, the magic, the mystery, 
an insightful zone, uplifting to perceive.

The truth is, ‘In’ there, it is not with out,
a silence, you will hear, as it may shout. 
In ancient times, it was known as a gift,
whereas today, that seems to contradict?  

Originally, known as, sacred and divine,
now known as evil, distorted over time. 
What, why, when, where did this change,
into the demonic and dread fully strange. 

Hidden in plain sight, the truth is ‘in’ there,
It’s been written in the bible, to be fair. 
From Ezeikel, Paul to Teresa of Avila,
their epilepsy gifts were written so clear.

Links with epilepsy and religion hold a key,
so what has changed in our neuro-theology?
Those ghastly myths and misconceptions, 
were caused by clueless, secular projections.

Condemnation, is the mistaking of the past,
the knowledge of science, should now hold. Fast. 
Victoria Healing ~ 27.11.2021
The Truth is “In” There 
Image: lyla_ab

‘All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted’.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Bring epilepsy out of the Shadows

Stories of Origin.

‘These ancient stories of epilepsy and spirit possession seem to develop from the Old Testament which later developed into the New Testament However, the study of religious and spiritual symptoms in epilepsy have received relatively little clinical and scientific attention. ~ Gnostic Warrior

There is a long-standing notion that epilepsy and religion are linked,[148] and it has been speculated that many religious figures had temporal lobe epilepsy.


The Biblical connection between epilepsy and demon possession.



The case lies in the hands of theologians and scientists.


Soldier of Light

Image: In Underworld

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ Lewis Carroll

heard ‘The Voice’ calling out her name,
most thought, ‘that’ was crazy or insane.
Wait! ‘Was the speaker, inside or out?’
that definitive, communion shout. 

What if?
‘She’ was like Harriet Tubman or Alice,
would she still have taken that challenge?
Alice, trained in questioning of the hare,
and Harriet guiding her people, to be fair.

‘She’d’ known what had to be done,
that she was to be the chosen one.
A pretty, androgynous sort of chick,
what she did, was groovy and hip.

‘Her’ habit of wearing men’s clothes,
a mortal sin, back then, I suppose.
‘Her’ hairstyle neither feminine or girly,
a neat bob, instead of long and curly. 

‘She’ who was courageous and true,
not giving a flick about others views.  
‘She' walked a faithful, trusted path,
how inspirational and visionary is that?

‘She’ hadn’t been disturbed or afraid,
believing she had to give, what she gave.
‘She’ a crusader and a soldier of light, 
a messenger, motivating and bright,

Some were boggled out of their mind,
yet, following to see, what she’d find. 
It was a brutally rigged inquisition, 
thereafter, the success of their mission. 

It was a shock and revelation to learn,
the clerics called her a ‘witch’ to burn. 
She, an exemplar of unshakeable faith,
her courage, meant battles were saved.

Military leader, champion for France,
was it epilepsy, luck or circumstance?
Joan of Arc, a kid, a heroine, a leader,
why did the world not believe in her?  

How did she do it, do you know?
perhaps, God DID tell her, so 
Victoria Healing ~ 25.11.2021
Image: Copyright Murka

‘One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying’

Joan of Arc


St Joan of Arc was a French teenage girl who, after having divine visions, led an army to victory over the English before being captured, tried, and famously burned at the stake. She was canonised in 1920.



Although many believe Joan’s visions were epilepsy, the only way to be sure would be to test the DNA found in a strand of her hair. The only problem is that this strand of hair has yet to be found’ ~ Women of Grace


“My Voices did come from God and everything that I have done was by God’s order”.


Michael Persinger was an America Canadian professor of psychology at Laurentian University who discovered that people who report religious experiences may also display enhanced temporal lobe signs perceptual and motor skills 1984. His most well-known hypotheses include the temporal lobes of the human brain as the central correlate for mystical experiences


Her Crimes:

When she was put on trial: claiming divine visions and dressing as a man, among others.

‘It provides interesting evidence for the way the fifteenth-century church perceived Joan. The text also stresses the problem of Joan’s cross dressing ‘,_gender_identity,_and_sexuality_of_Joan_of_Arc#Modern_perspective


‘Isn’t it contradictory that throughout religious history when someone heard the voice of God they were censured… and now they are all sainted’

Image: Unknown artist. Pin Interest

Spirited Away

Image: Unknown

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.” ― Harriet Tubman

Soldier, saint, hero and spy,
a promise made, ‘to do or die’
In liberation of legacy now left, 
as she herself, had truly kept. 

Spirited, inspirational and brave,
multitudes, in her life she’s saved.
Under the dark shadows of night,
courageous and brave in her fight.

Guided by ‘Polaris’ the Northern star,
shepherding, her enslaved people far.
She had ‘Eyes in the back of her head’
is what those folk, who knew her, said. 

A true disciple and warrior devotee,
hearing God’s true words consistently.
Never one to run away, or back down,
leading the oppressed to higher ground.

A promise that she had made,
to ‘free all persecuted slaves’.
Her God given faith and visions,
served to guide her on missions.

A blessing of temporal lobe epilepsy,
to trust and believe in divine spirituality
Harriet Tubman absolutely fulfilled her vow,
look back on her legendary life story now. S
Victoria Healing ~ 24.11.2021
Spirited Away
Image: Harriet Tubman mural in Maryland. Street Art. Grafitti Artist: M Rosato 19.


‘I was conductor of the underground railroad for eight years and I can say what most conductors can’t say, I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger’ ~ Harriet Tubman

Fact Checker:

Epilepsy and Spiritual States


Epilepsy was associated religious fervour since the time of Hippocrates. Some believed that the visions and deep spiritual experiences of several famous prophets, including Ezekiel, Buddha, Mohammed, and Joan of Arc, were in fact epileptic in origin.


‘God don’t mean people to own people’ ~ Harriet


How Harriet’s brain injury helped end slavery

Tubman and Joan of Arc may share something in common.

Why Harriet Tubman had visions and seizures.




Just’ a ‘Thought’

Where does God live in the brain?

If Neuro-Theology can explain Hyperreligiosity (heavenly visions and spiritual revelations), what does this mean for religion? …



‘The Lords not letting me alone, he’s pestering me near to death with dreams’ ~ Harriet Tubman

Picture This

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

“This is where I come from, this is where I am now, and here is my universe’ ~ Tralbaut (2) 


The Colourful Life and Death of Mr Van Gogh.



An analysis of van Gogh’s epilepsy and emotionality must not obscure the fact that this great artist also had great strengths (4).



Neurologist, Dr David Bear had seen Van Gogh’s art as ‘Reflecting philosophical and spiritual questing’


Van Gogh was born with a brain lesion’ and had a genetic predisposition to epilepsy and suffered from seizures which doctors, including Dr. Felix Rey and Dr. Peyron, believed to be caused by temporal lobe epilepsy.

‘In general, people with epileptic activity in the left hemisphere write and people with right brain epileptic activity engage in the visual arts, such as drawing, painting and sculpture’ ~Edith Kaplan (1924-2009), known as the “Mother of Neuropsychology” 

~Seized ~ Eve LaPlante


There has been fair agreement among experts about the personality traits observable among patients with epilepsy (192030–33). Vincent’s viscosity was manifest by his intense clinging to people he loved, his persevering on details, and a tendency to debate endlessly and to write excessively.

Hypergraphia is a condition causing one to need to write continuously; and is commonly linked to epilepsy. Some believe that the massive collection of over 800 letters Van Gogh wrote during his lifetime could be attributed to this condition.


‘I have nature art and and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?’ ~ Vincent van Gogh   

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

‘Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star’ ~

Vincent van Gogh


‘He is his art. His art is him. And it is pure and stunning. Vincent was one of history's best among greats because his art came from his soul. He painted with passion, and instinct and a place all of his own. He learned art from life’ ~ Cindy Kaplan ~ Art curator.

vincent van gogh birthday at eternitys gate

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown.

Believe it or not, in the 21st century, ancient myths about people with epilepsy are still believed.



November is epilepsy awareness month.

Don’t Fall For It 

Image: Valerian Entertainment

DON’T.  F A L L  FOR IT! he stuttered,
I don’t think so,
this perversion has to go. 

In the chronicles of Victorian times,
photo’s of nude children, were fine.
Curiously some assumptions began,
from a wannabe psycho analyst man.

There is no evidence to presume,
Lewis Carroll was a deviant of abuse.
Guesswork and conjecture, runs rife,
however, he was big hearted and nice.

His adoration and affection of child,
doesn’t imply that he had defiled.
I believe, ‘Goldschmidt’ was confused, 
in 1933 he hoped for sensational news. 

That smear campaign of slander, 
has continued on with propaganda. 
Tall stories have eventuated from books,
that psilocybin and hookah was mistook.

It’s clear, that, our epileptic genius; Mr Carroll,  
wrote about seizures, seen from rabbit hole.
Nothing factual has ever been approved,
however, I object, that he is being accused. 

Don’t go falling for that jumbled up hype, 
‘Alice through the looking Glass’ 
was noted for your delight.

How do I know?
Because I have temporal lobe epilepsy 
and this is, how it feels, so! 
Victoria Healing ~ 21.11.2021

A L I C E  I N  W O N D E R L A N D
“I’m not crazy, my reality is different than yours” ~ Lewis Carroll 

alice hole lewiss carroll disney aliceImage: Disney Alice 

Fact Checking:

November is epilepsy awareness month (Day 22)


‘According to Neurologist Paul Spiers: Lewis Carroll was probably writing about his temporal lobe seizures. The very sensation initiating Alice’s adventures ~ That of falling down a hole ~ is described in seizures by people with TLE.

Alice has frequent attacks of jamais vu which make her spatially insecure and she has sudden unprompted changes in emotions’ (P. 69-70)

‘The Hypergraphia of Lewis Carroll, van Gogh, Tennyson and Dostoevsky is well documented’ (P. 134)

There are many successful authors, artists, musician’s and creative people who have had epilepsy.  Lewis Carroll, Vincent Van Gogh, to name a few and they all had an enormous creative drive.

Seized ~ Eve LaPlante (Author)

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Traits

Lewis Carroll

The Big Question

Victorians saw childhood as a state of grace;\

A.M.E. Goldschmidt

Today, much of the psychoanalytic criticism of Alice seems out-dated, unsurprising since most of it was written over fifty years ago.

In 1945, Florence Becker Lennon advanced the case that Dodgson had had an unhealthy attraction to Alice with Victoria Through the Looking Glass, the first modern critical biography of him as speculation.

lewis carroll dodo Alice in Wonderland - Character Designs


The popular story is that Carroll used the (Dodo) bird as his caricature because his stammer made him sometimes introduce himself as “Do-Do-Dodgson,”

Lewis Carroll

Image: Lewis Carroll ~ Pin Interest

‘There’s a place called wonderland like I recall. 

Don’t be late’ ~ Lewis Carroll 

Image: Alice ~ Alicismo

Stars, in Mind

Image: The Hobbit Hole at Arch Inn ~ Artist unknown

Rich lapis blues and sunbeam golds,
rivers of universe, curling in scrolls.
Whirlpools of passions immersed,
celestial air curves, harmonic swirls.

A cosmic orchestra of mystical lights,
eddy’s and swirls of colourful delights. 
Aligned within creation of human origin,
looking out, a fusion, as infinity within. 

Circles, rings, immersed in white codes,
amongst greens, violets, pink and golds. 
Melding of all polarities, returning to one, 
the seeing senses, to be reflected upon.

More alive and multicoloured than sky, 
wanting to share what he saw with eyes. 
Having the world of time in his hands,
pondering impressions of French lands. 

There were great movements at work, 
currents of dashed air, he could twerk.
Brushes and easel tucked under arm,
he had that kind of other worldly charm. 

His face was gaunt, elongated and slim, 
focused in stare, with beard all trimmed.
Galaxy of dreams within his twilight eyes,
musical rhapsodies, of mystical sighs. 

Emerged in the illusion of being alone,
as dimensional octaves were atoned.
His sacrifices both harsh and immense,
the purity of his innocence, ultra intense.

Poetically expressing earth to whisked sky,
famed for the brush strokes in Starry Night.
His striking angular asymmetry of face, 
was the visible sign of his epileptic grace.  

Some had called him mad, others a God,
our luminary artist, was Vincent van Gogh. 
Victoria Healing ~ 22.11.2021
Stars in Mind

Image: Vincent van Gogh ~ Artist unknown


“God is a comedian, playing to an audience that’s afraid to laugh.” Voltaire 

The religious meaning behind this painting has to do with a letter that Vincent had written some time before. In the letter Vincent wrote he described:

“A great starlit vault of heaven.. one can only call God.”

starry night vincent art art painting

This is the original ‘Starry Sky’ 

“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

This seemingly abstract view is actually truer than mere words can convey’ 

~ Tim Prendergast ~ Art Gallery Owner

Starry Night: A Secret Message to the Art Critics

Who Dunnit?

Image: The Christie Archive Trust ― Agatha Christie, A Murder Is Announced 

Happy Super Sleuths Birthday

to our Mistress of Mystery.

  Agatha Christie


First things first, I love a good ‘Murder She Wrote’

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa nee’ Miller Christie, was born on this day, 15th September (1890) in Torquay, Devon. Detective Novelist, poet and playwright whose books have sold more than 100 million copies. Agatha began writing detective fiction while working as a nurse during World War I (1914–18)


‘It never once occurred to me to be a writer. I was an atrocious speller.’

– Agatha Christie on childhood ambition


In Numerology Agatha’s Birth Date 15.9.1890 adds up to Life Path 33.

Meaning: (Master Number) ’33’ ~ Master Teacher. Avatar. Love vibration. Compassion.

Teacher of Teachers. 

With courage and tireless energy, inspiring others to follow their leadership. Honest, self disciplined, discriminating and law abiding. Extremely versatile, creative, resourceful and imaginative. A reformer with a strong desire to make the world a better place. Strong Pioneer spirit. 

“It is the brain, the little grey cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within–not without.”

~Agatha Christie


I think the reason that I always loved Agatha was because, as she said “I don’t like messy deaths … I’m more interested in peaceful people who die in their own beds and no one knows why.”[180]  ‘She was a curious young girl that often suffered “episodes” which alienated her from other children. (It was later determined by neurological experts that these “episodes” were Epileptic seizures)’  


Now, one of the world’s most beloved authors; known as the “Queen of Crime. Her plots are possible, logical, and always new.”[32] She shows us an apparently impossible situation and we go mad wondering ‘How can this be happening?’ Then, slowly, she reveals how the impossible is not only possible but the only thing that could have happened.”[109]

Image: Clementine
What was the secret to Agnes’s success?
she had a ‘trait’ of epilepsy, the ‘hypergraphic-ness’
Writing her way through stresses, of times,
using her imagination, became easier to define.

A curse or a gift, what do you read?
a talent for words came easily, in deed.
It was her purpose and passion, to create,
to pick up her pen, before it was too late. 

An addiction for writing, her insights to express,
sharing puzzles with others, as a means to de-stress.
Victoria Healing ~ 14.9.2021
How Agatha Christie Dunnit 


(Temporal Lobe) Epilepsy in inborn writers, is shown to result in a behavioural phenomenon called Hypergraphia. The tendency toward extensive and, in some cases, compulsive writing.

I absolutely understand her addiction, as I have the same attribute.

How will I celebrate Agatha’s Birth Day?

… By writing of course

Let us celebrate Agatha by not succumbing to limitations.

Image: Agatha Christie on board the RMS Kildonan Castle setting sail to from Southampton to Capetown

“Of course, if you’ve made up your mind about it, you’ll find an answer to everything.”


Witch Words



‘What does the word witch mean?’ 


Face lights up … ‘Literally speaking’, it is the use of spelling.



Incorporate witchcraft into their writing and consider morning writing rituals as a form of magic. They usually research their own passions and interests. The Word Witch will very often have their own writing portal in their library, to practice their craft. They don’t always just use the library though. Many enjoy watching earthlings and taking long road trips in nature, as they scribble notes to take back to their sacred hub, to conjure word spells.

Image: Witches Gallery

Idea inspired by Joan-de-Art

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‘Stirs the Ink well’

Living on the Edge:

In other words. Bard. *Barddoniaeth” Welsh: The whole towering edifice of poetic endeavour.  Poet. Verse Rhymester. Sonneteer. Lyricist.

The Word Witch ~ 21.5.2021