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

 

THE PLOT

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

Meaning: (Master Number) ’33’ ~ Spiritual Messenger. 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

INSIDE THE MIND OF 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)’  

ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE

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
HOW AGATHA CHRISTIE DUNNIT
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 

WHERE HER CREATIVITY CAME FROM

(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.”

 

 

Epilepsy

https://myauraborealis.com/agatha-christie-famous-icons-epilepsy/ 

 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Agatha-Christie

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergraphia 

Witch Words

 

Narrator:

‘What does the word witch mean?’ 

Me:

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

 

WORD WITCHES:

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

Keep Reading:

https://justsayins.wordpress.com/2020/11/02/wise-women/

 

‘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

 

 



			
					

Send in the Butterflies

Learning to Fly ~ Art by  Iluka Art & Design [-o-]

LEARNING TO FLY

A purple butterfly emerges from her cocoon. The meeting places in her wings symbolise Family, carers, health workers & Community.

Artwork done for Art for Epilepsy Auction 2018. With all proceeds going to the Australian Epilepsy Foundation. 

This is one of my memory lane moments… sighs loudly…

How beautiful and kind of  Iluka Art & Design [-o-]  to  donate this stunning Purple Butterfly to Art for Epilepsy  at an Auction in 2018. Where all proceeds went to Epilepsy Action Australia 

When I see such generosity, I often wonder, 

how much was raised and how their donation helped? 

This has reminded me of my favourite Welsh saying:

‘Anfonwch y gloynnod byw’

Send in the Butterflies

Artist: Denise Garbis

Fly me to the Moon

The Effects Of Full Moon on ‘Emotions’

In general, the moon is connected to our emotional selves. Many of the full moon effects on human behaviour and emotions are hidden deep within our subconscious. So when the moon is full, it emits energy that greatly affects us all personally as well as collectively.

This Full Moon falls in the sign of Virgo, something which can ring alarm bells for some. While Earth Virgo offers warm and comforting energy, the more unconventional and emotional souls out there can tend to feel overwhelmed by Virgo’s notoriously critical nature. As the energetic peak of the current lunation, tensions will be running high and the undercurrents and themes since the last New Moon will come to the surface. As such, it’s important to be in charge of the energy you choose to invite in during this time. 27.2.2021

The moon’s effects date back to legends and mythology of ancient civilisations.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/do-full-moons-and-supermoons-really-influence-people-and-animals-2/433601#

Lunar phases also influence human emotions, behaviors, and health.

https://www.healthline.com/health/full-moon-effects#takeaway

Top Image: Kevin Healing. The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats in Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA at extremely low tide, to create a beautiful optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon. This spectacular sight occurs from March through to November.

Image Below: Anglesey Druid Order – Urdd Derwyddon Man

@angleseydruidorder

Who am I?

WHO AM I?
 I am, temporal lobe epilepsy,
 society’s “invisible” disease.
 You won’t know about me,
 until, I fall down to my knees.
 

 Many think that, this is a curse,
 shunned and turned away in history,
 No ‘understanding’ which is worse.
 

 There are famous people who had this:
 did you know?
 Pythagoras, Socrates, Vincent Van Gogh,
 Lewis Carroll, and the lists begin to grow!
 

 My Doctor said: “This can be a ‘blessing,
 if you manage; “personality traits carefully’
 To all of those, with this ‘sacred disease’
 learn about the epilepsy positives please.
 Victoria Healing ~ 16.4.2016
 ©Who in the World Am I?
 
Personality Traits
 “Individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy, share a tendency to increased and extensive drawing or writing often of a cosmic or philosophical nature” Dr Bear called this tendency “Hypergraphia” ~ Tom Valeo ~ Neurology Today
 'Seized' ~ Eve LaPlante
 
References:
(Robert M Kaplan Neuro-psychiatrist reports; in summary, 
 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, acute or chronic, is a perfect analogy 
 for mystic behaviour.
 
Dow (1986) has proposed that mystics not only represent the world’s 
 oldest profession, but the world’s most versatile specialists. 
 Mystics may have been humanity’s first physicians, magicians, 
 artists, storytellers, timekeepers and weather forecasters 
 (Krippner 2002). ~ From the book: "Seized" by Eve La Plante
  
Mystic: Healer. Visionary. Druid. Shaman. Seer.  
 

Snow Witch

 SNOW WITCH
 Annika is a witchy, sacred girl,
 who lives in a twilight world.
 The sight of snow outside,
 can ease her enquiring mind.
 

 There is nothing she loves more,
 than a field of fresh snowfall.
 Laying gently on the ground,
 flapping arms and legs around.
 

 Her arms both form her wings,
 legs cast her gown as she swings.
 Staring blankly into space, 
 her face then falls into a daze. 
 

 In her euphoric twilight zone, 
 she never feels heat or cold. 
 There is silence in the air,
 and she doesn’t have to care. 
 

 A stigma came before back in 1494, 
 when they penned olde witchy laws.
 ‘The Hammer of the Witches’
 branded all, with evil glitches.
 

 But, epilepsy is her blessing, 
 although some think it depressing. 
 Staying grounded is her thing,
 keeping her emotions in the swing.
 

 Back from her seizure she returns,
 to process all that she has learned. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 1.2.2021
 SNOW WITCH 

For all who struggle every day to succeed in a world that does not recognise their gifts and talents, and for those who are walking beside them, please let this be a gentle reminder to be kind and accepting of ALL people.

Bringing epilepsy out of the Shadows

References:

The Sacred Disease 

Epilepsy is not a psychological disorder. The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells that communicate through electrical and chemical signals. When there is a sudden excessive electrical discharge that disrupts the normal activity of the nerve cells, a seizure may result.

Seizures cause a change in function or behaviour. A seizure may take many different forms including a blank stare, muscle spasms, uncontrolled movements, altered awareness, odd sensations, or a convulsion. 

People with epilepsy have excelled in every area. What follows is a list of people who are responsible for changing civilisation as we know it, all of whom are strongly suspected or known to have had epilepsy. It’s an impressive group.

Hammer of the Witches.

For centuries, it was believed that epilepsy was caused by evil spirits, goblins and demons. Epilepsy was also linked to witchcraft. A handbook from 1494, Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches), claims that witches had special characteristics, including epileptic seizures.

A well-known neurologist has claimed that the history of epilepsy can be summarised as 4 000 years of ignorance, apprehension and stigma.

https://tidsskriftet.no/en/2014/12/epilepsy-stigma-evil-holy-or-mad-0#:~

Image: The Art of Brian Kesinger. Annika. Snow Witch

Epilepsy Poets

epilepsy poets in silence we will find the unspoken words its me vlinder
Image: It’s Me Vlinder

 

Bringing epilepsy out of the Shadows.

Otherwise known as “The Poets Trait” ~ Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
spares essential functions like attention, concentration and
critical judgement, all of which are necessary to sustain artistry,
at the same time TLE predisposes people to such aspects of
creativity and flexibility.  The combination of these two factors,
unique to this form of epilepsy, may even intensify the ability to
see artistically and  to transform that vision into art.”
~ Dr David Bear, (Research ~ “Seized” ~ Eve LaPlante)

Tom Valeo ~ Neurology Today

Epilepsy Support – New Zealand and Australia
@epilepsysupportNZandAustralia

“Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that  illuminates the relationship between body and mind” . . .

Epilepsy Moods

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Image: A Little Bit Wild PJ

 

Bringing epilepsy out of the Shadows

Depression affects about 20 to 40 percent of people with temporal lobe epilepsy, compared to 3 to 7 percent in the general population. This depression often yields to the antidepressants.

The dance between epilepsy and depression is complex: People with epilepsy often can’t drive or hold a job, problems that can interfere with their quality of life and lead to depression. Still, the interplay suggests that a common underlying problem promotes both conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) often shows that the hippocampus in the temporal lobe of a depressed person shrinks, along with areas farther forward in the brain. These changes are common in people with temporal lobe epilepsy as well.

“You see the same changes in people with primary mood disorders without temporal lobe epilepsy as you see in people with temporal lobe epilepsy,” says Andres M. Kanner, M.D., director of the electroencephalography (EEG) lab at the Rush Epilepsy Center in Chicago.


This means that some medications work for both. One link between temporal lobe epilepsy and mood disorders is the neurotransmitter serotonin. Seizures can be induced in animals by sending electricity into their brain; subsequent seizures then become much easier to induce due to a process known as “kindling.” But if these animals receive antidepressants that boost their level of serotonin, the kindling stops, and seizures become much more difficult to induce.

“This suggests there’s a SEROTONIN DYSFUNCTION in both temporal lobe epilepsy and in mood disorders,” says Kanner.
~ Tom Valeo ~ Neurology Now

NATURAL SEROTONIN BOOSTERS:
Sunshine, reduced sugar, Vitamin B, positive thinking, protein, nuts and seeds, massages, physical exercise and meditation ~ Mind Magic

Epilepsy Support – New Zealand and Australia

@epilepsysupportNZandAustralia

Epilepsy and Depression

slow down feb numerology little girl speak

Bringing epilepsy out of the Shadows

Could epilepsy and depression have a common cause—and cure?
When you hear the word “epilepsy,” what comes to mind? Hollywood usually shows us the convulsions of the grand mal seizure, but the seizures caused by temporal lobe epilepsy are more common, if less obvious.

During a temporal lobe seizure, a person can be overcome by intense emotions, vivid memories—even sensory hallucinations. And accumulating evidence suggests that people with epilepsy are prone to developing depression and other mood disorders, while people with a history of depression develop epilepsy four to seven times more often than average.

Fortunately, the seizures caused by temporal lobe epilepsy can be controlled by an array of medications, many of which also improve mood. If the medications don’t work, and if the brain lesion causing the seizures can be located, it can be surgically removed, often leaving the patient both seizure- and depression-free.

~ Tom Valeo ~ Neurology Now

Epilepsy Support – New Zealand and Australia

@epilepsysupportNZandAustralia

Epilepsy and Genius

epilepsy there will never be anyone quite like you that is your power
Image: Zen to Zany

Bringing epilepsy out of the Shadows

Epilepsy has laid claim to so many brilliant people that there are some who believe epilepsy may be connected to genius. Journalist Eve LaPlante writes in her book Seized that the abnormal brain activity found in temporal lobe (complex partial) epilepsy might play a role in creativity. And she is not the only one. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), is the most common form of epilepsy, and known to produce mystical experiences in some people.

Most contemporaries with epilepsy are afraid to come forward, fearing discrimination. Some who have include actor Danny Glover and rock star Neil Young . A few others no longer with us include Richard Burton and Margaux Hemingway.

Epilepsy Support – New Zealand and Australia

@epilepsysupportNZandAustralia