Ramachandran, Dr V S - Seizure patients
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Phantoms in the Brain – Dr V. S. Ramachandran [Professor and Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognition, University of California and visiting fellow All Souls College, Oxford]
Patients say that their feelings are on fire, ranging from intense ecstasy to profound despair, a sense of impending doom or even fits of extreme rage or terror. Women sometimes experience orgasms during seizures, although for some strange reason men never do. But most remarkable of all are those who have deeply moving spiritual experiences, including a feeling of divine presence and the sense that they are in direct communication with God.