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 Ghost Whisperer

Image: The Charles Dickens museum
“It is required of every man’ the ghost returned, 
‘That the spirit within him, should walk abroad among his fellow man and travel far and wide and if the spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death’ 
~ Charles Dickens

With magical quill, he spelled dreams,
in a dark world, as bleak as it seemed. 
In black and sodden, cobbled streets,
raggedy children, shuffled on bare feet. 

The smells of neglect and overcrowding,
shadows flicker, loomed, overpowering.  
Polluted with poverty, grunge and grime, 
the hungry gaze of dull, feverish eyes.

Gusts of wind, rattled on broken panes,
swiping smoke off braziers, fiery flames.
In the smut of Victoria's, industrial era,
many, lived in poverty, scarcity and fear. 

The derelict, invisible, trapped bones,
in desolation, the homeless all roamed.  
Great Expectations, were to be had,
when he penned the good, in the bad. 

A true alchemist, of generous and kind, 
wandering about London’s slum’s at night.
The tired bodies slumped against walls,
wrapped in filthy blankets and shawls. 

He wrote about each one with humility,
offering hopes from squalor into dignity.
Where their aspirations, could be real,
freed from the aristocrats, pitiless deals. 

Ghost hunter, hypnotist, wannabe magician, 
with caring heart, penned of epileptic vision.
Bringing joy and benevolence to the sad,
stressing the wrong, in moral evils of bad. 

Invoking spirits of past, future and present,
Charles Dickens taught the miserly a lesson.
‘A Christmas Carol’ published for the greedy,
jangled in changes, for charity of the needy.

More than a century after Dickens has gone,
his empathetic, parables are still passed on.  
A wordsmith who seized our imagination, 
wringing the hearts, of each new generation. 
Victoria Healing ~ 4.12.2021

Image: Charles Dickens

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens 


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Why are there so many writers with epilepsy?


Did you know?

Charles Dickens was an actual, real life ghost hunter ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀



Top image:

*A Christmas Carol was inspired by the Chorley murderer*

Image: John Atkinson

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens 

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

The Last Laugh

Edgar Allan Poe: The Star Walker

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe

She looked them up and read them down, 
his ‘Tell Tale Heart’ has made her frown. 
From ‘Pit and Pendulum” to ‘Dreams’
Edgar Allen Poe’s life, wasn’t as it seemed.

Famed for the grotesque and horrifying, 
but his passion was comedy, underlying.
Poems, puzzles, flipping before her eyes,
each sweeping her face, with morbid sighs.

All bearing the same sad lonely message,
poor Edgar never held his family blessings.
A dimly drawn figure with a huge head,
mad, crazy eyes, some critic had said.

Carefully placing his brilliant poetry down,
sad and forlorn of his fate, now renowned.
Misunderstood and he can’t answer back,
that history painted Poe, a ruffian, black. 

Griswold, the rumour monger did an evil job,
maligning Mr Poe, for his own ego and a few Bob. 
Defamed and accused of being a drunk, 
Rufus’s memoirs are a humbug of old junk. 

Character assassination is never forgiven,
Griswold, the editors, guilt of swindling. 
Was there a love triangle, a romantic twist, 
chronicles filling the blanks of mislaid bits?

Our father of detectives, a rapper of crime,
called for investigation in riddles of rhymes. 
It was all a bit too much for her nerves,
history misjudging the ‘gift’ of Poe words. 

‘Nevermore’ now, truth has been written,
Epilepsy was his talent and all be fitting.
Misunderstood, judged and undermined.
the truth of Poes gift is now stigma defined. 
Victoria Healing ~ 17.11.2021

Edgar Allan Poe’s famous last words were reported to have been

“Lord help my poor soul.”  (Reynolds)


‘Edgar Allan Poe truly is a genius, his unique distinct imagination and quirky obsessions gave birth to some of the iconic legendary classic stories we still read to this day. It is strange how his real life passing is like the characters from his world. Wonder what caused it and on Halloween too’ ~ Unknown


“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that

this thing is to be remembered.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe — (from “Marginalia,” 1844).


Poe was able to use creative genius and experiences from epilepsy to create memorable tales and poignant poems.


Which reminds me that November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.

What do Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Feodor Dostoevsky, Lewis Carroll and Agatha Christie have in common? They all had/have epilepsy.


raven edgar allan poe ‘Autumn Raven Fantasy Gothic Fairy and Ravens ’ by Molly Harrison


“Put a little Poe in your hearts and the world will be a better place’


But wait…


“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.”

“Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven


“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

Shall be lifted” – nevermore!” ~ Edgar Allan Poe 


Poe said the raven is meant to symbolise “Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

After Poe’s death


… To die laughing would be the most glorious of deaths’  ~Edgar Allan Poe 

November Numerology News

Edgar Allan Poe ~ Image: Leah Saulnier  


November Numerology News


Poe-lease ~ even in the grave, all is not lost

This is your monthly reminder that in Numerology November represents (Master number) ’Eleven’

Meaning: The Spiritual Messenger. Sensitive. Dreamy. It is creative and magnetic, a beacon of wisdom and hope.


Edgar Allan Poe is an excellent example of his birth path ’Eleven’

Edgar Allan Poe was born on 19th January, 1809. Influential American writer who is best known for his brilliance in poetry and short stories, particularly his horrifying tales of the macabre. Wikipedia Poe unfortunately met his demise at the age of 40, when he died under ‘mysterious’ circumstances at Washington Medical Hospital in Baltimore.

In Numerology: Edgar’ birthdate 19.1.1809 adds up to his life path 29/11

Meaning: ~ The Spiritual Messenger. Wisdom. Light. Individualist.


Endowed with the vision and foresight necessary to look beyond the ordinary world and see the uses for his many talents. This energy would have drawn him to unreliable friends, which could become testing situations. Poe should have learned the art of cooperation since he liked to have the last word.

~ Numerology & The Divine Triangle.


Poe’s poems have been memorised and recited by millions. Among his best-loved works are “The Raven” with its hypnotic chant of “nevermore”



Poe’ numerology chart has a touch of irony about it. Although best known for his gruesome storytelling, there was another humorous side to him, that has been lost to us. He loved puns and silly names. An example of this is when he wrote: “The Literary Life of Thingum Bob” who was a humourless publisher and gloomy character.  It has been suggested, by chance, that Poe and his own publisher ‘Rufus Wilmot Griswold’ had, had a mutual dislike for each other.



Edgar Allan Poe’s reputation was unjustly dragged through the mud by his Griswold. After Edgar’ death, Griswold wrote an obituary in the New-York Daily Tribune under the name of “Ludwig.” In it, he seriously undermined Poe’s reputation. The long years of resentment revealed themselves, when Griswold published a defamatory biographical sketch titled:  Memoir of the Author.”  where Griswold made false claims about Poe’s character, which has damaged Edgar’s reputation, even up to this day.


“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”

Edgar Allan Poe


edgar allan poe (Illustration by Abigail Larson!)

Illustration by Abigail Larson 


November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.

What do Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Feodor Dostoevsky, Lewis Carroll and Agatha Christie have in common?

They all had/have epilepsy.


Edgar Allan Poe:


The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe

Everlasting Words

Image: Dylan Thomas Appreciation

Happy Birthday to the greatest Poet of the 20th century. 

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas was born on this day 27th October (1914) in Swansea, Wales. Thomas was a mystical poet and writer of philosophy, whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” Thomas has left an everlasting impact on Welsh culture. He had a distinctive and unique voice and wrote in a way that no-one else could.


Dylan’s Birthdate 27.10.1914 adds up to Life Path: 25/7

Meaning: Seeks answers. Introspective. Intuitive. Philosophical.  Mystical.

Dylan was strongly intuitive and had prophetic dreams. What others saw in him as intuition was a developed talent of observation and attention to details. He had an alert, energetic mind which always sought new enterprises, ideas and locations. A pioneering spirit and quest for knowledge, brought out the fiery missionary zeal within him. He was a spiritual crusader.

Because solitude is necessary for analysis, he would have felt the need to spend time alone, away from the crowds and in touch with nature.

… And of course poets and writers are all reclusive people. We are all writing to escape, just as readers, are reading to escape. It’s an addiction, its dreadful. We don’t consciously create a poetic style, but there is certain degree of concentration and there’s an element of consciousness, but not self-consciousness and an element of instinct.  Inspiration often comes as an unexpected thing. The real beauty is when you are taken somewhere where you weren’t expecting to go.


I believe the gist of ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ is that we should want to get as much living done as we can while we can—that we wring it of every flicker of light before that light dies. What an ingenious use of words.

‘I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record’ ~ Dylan Thomas

A Few Words of a Kind

Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toenails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone and not alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own. All that matters about poetry is the enjoyment of it however tragic it may be all that matters is the eternal movement behind it – the great undercurrent of human grief, folly, pretension, exaltation and ignorance – however unlofty the intention of the poem…” – Dylan Thomas

He lives in the hearts of many even today.


History has Dylan dying from drink, but here is another theory

Dylan and The Beatles

And death shall have no dominion

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Image: Anne Stokes. Once upon a time. Book of Light.
Come quiet. Come vigilant. Come true.
Come alone, intuit what you should do.
Do not make an effort. Do not stir a thought.
Truth breathes wisdom, in Divinity of all. 

Open heart. unconscious mind.
Listen to the mystical cues you find.
Time is lost and not, as it has been. 
When co creating, with our *Awen*.
Milking insights, of primal surrender.
whisperings of Cambrian ancestors.
It’s quite unbelievable and absurd. 
How many ignore their ‘writing’ words.

There be a thread of quivering sound, 
slipping of knots, into stitches around. 
Scribbling sentiments like wild hunters,
or lightening strikes, when it thunders. 

It’s a taste of brilliance, sewn in colours.
Rainbows imposed on top of the other. 
Focus in contemplation. All you will;
when Awen holds your magical quill.

Weavers of Cymru indigenous tales.
Blessed be, our Awenyddion of Wales. 
Victoria Healing ~ 13.10.2021
/!\  Never-Ending-Verse  /!\ 

‘An Awenyddion  studies the different cycles and their place in them and most of all, they try to make the world a better place for themselves and other people.’ ~ Isobel Bird


*Awen* (Ah-oo-en) is a Welsh word for “(poetic) inspiration




‘May the Awen lead you and inspire you as you walk your path’ ~ Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids



The Shining

‘I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had

I’m your worst dream come true

I’m everything you ever were afraid of’

~ Stephen King

Happy Horrifying Birthday Mr King

Kathy Bates: ‘Let me cut the cake’


Stephen Edwin King was born on this day; 21st September (1947) and is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels.



In Numerology, Stephen King’s birth date adds up to Life Path: 33

Meaning: (Master Number) ’33’ Master Teacher. Avatar. 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.




Hell, no, don’t ever read me a Stephen King bedtime story!

Even the thought of opening a novel that Stephen King has conceived, gives me spikes of anxiety. I’ve almost scared myself to death, researching his profile today. But… it is his birthday and we should celebrate all of the insanely creepy characters, he has devised to scare us through the decades.

I’m trying not to think about them right now. I actually don’t like any of them. They aren’t real, right?



Whether you love his stories or (like me) avoid them, sooner or later, most people wonder how, Stephen King even imagines; dead pets, evil clowns and psycho killers, living in small creepy towns?


‘Ghosts sit around the campfire and tell Stephen King stories’


As one of the worlds top selling authors of horror and sci fi; there must be a method to his ‘madness’  … King says: ‘What if’ is always the key question. If, being the only word that is a thousand words long.


Believe ‘It’ or not, all of his stories are based on similar events, but he catastrophizes the worst most tragic and horrifying things that could happen.


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft  Stephen also explores the similarity between writing and dreaming. Something King calls ‘creative sleep’ ~ Brain Pickings

‘I recognise terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorise the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud- Stephen King

Image: Nobody Does It Better


Where does Mr King get his ideas?

Creative Sleep

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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.”


a Little Genius

Image: Roald Dahl

Happy Gobble Funky Birthday 

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff, Wales on this day 13 September (1916) He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children’s writers of all time.



Dahl has written many popular children’s stories. However, I never had the chance to read any of his stories as a child. It was much later in life that my Mom happened to discover these adventures. From James and the Giant Peach, The Min Pin’s to our most favourite proponent of magic: ‘Matilda Wormwood’. We were strangely mesmerised, feeling happy and understood. Comforted by the thought that ‘Goodness and kindness, will always overcome bad’



We loved Matilda’s weavings of magic and the special powers that she held. She was someone we believed in and aspired to. She made us feel safe in knowing that  ‘We weren’t alone’  My Mom was my most treasured ‘Miss Honey’ and favourite teacher ‘

Although, I wish now, that I’d read this story, before I began school. Everyone back then had a field day, teasing me, because I was so small. How easy it was for them to be full of bravado when they were taller than me.

Image: Roald Dahl



In Numerology Roald Dahl’s Birth Date (13.9.1916) adds up to his Life Path of ’30’

Meaning: ‘3’ Creative. Expansive. Communicative. Diversified. Sociable. Dramatic. ‘0’ is the Universal force behind this expression.

Shining brilliantly as the brightest star in the heavens, sprinkling a little sparkle into the lives of many people. Idealistic with an interest in higher consciousness and prophecy. Skilful in the arts. Lover of writing, children and animals.

Would easily occupy the centre of the stage, as charming and agreeable.



‘There is no end to what you can invent if you put your mind to it. You can go on forever’ ~ Ophelia Dahl (Roald’s daughter)


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