Posts tagged “aura”
Lying in bed, reading on my phone. Super annoyed by weird phone glitch. Then I realized it was a brain glitch.
Sometimes getting a migraine looks like your phone is broken.
Hubert Airy, a doctor in the 1800s, drew pictures of his aura that are instantly recognizable to many migraineurs. My auras are often made of moving, close together lines, but very rarely in a fortification pattern. Also, mine are typically in neon green or violet. If you don’t get why auras like this are called […]
Most of the time at least part of my visual field is continuous TV-static-like tiny flickering dots. Sometimes it expands to cover my entire visual field. This is officially called visual snow. I always thought it was part of my migraines. Perhaps it is. But it turns out that visual snow can occur independently of […]
Patterns The visions produced by mescal and other hallucinogens would usually progress from these elementary forms of hallucination to elaborate visions of a much more personal and sometimes mystical sort (including scenes of people, animals, and landscapes). But Klüver remarked that the lower-level, geometric hallucinations that preceded these were identical to those found in a […]
Migraine Art: The Migraine Experience from Within: Klaus Podoll, Derek Robinson, Oliver Sacks Want. You can see some of the fascinating art with the “Look Inside” thing on Amazon. Also looks like some interesting writing about aura. I’m especially interested in the parts about Hildegard von Bingen.
Migraine Aura by Pet Serrano
Julianna Barwick and Hildegard of Bingen both wrote music that reminds me of the music I hallucinate during migraine auras. What strange songs does your migraine sing to you?