Hack Tuke, Daniel – Healing - Inducing sensory deprivation as a consequence of suggestion only
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
As described in Illustrations Of The Influence Of The Mind Upon The Body In Health And Disease, Designed To Elucidate The Action Of The Imagination - Daniel Hack Tuke, M.D., M.R.C.P.,
PART I. THE INTELLECT.
CHAPTER II. INFLUENCE OF THE INTELLECT ON SENSATION.
Anaesthesia of the special senses in regard to all impressions from without, except those with which a person from some particular cause is in relation, is strikingly exhibited in "biological" or hypnotic states. Thus a subject may be deaf to all sounds except the voice of the operator. Sir James Simpson pointed out this fact, years ago, at a meeting of the Edinburgh Medico-Chirurgical Society. He observed that such persons
"were deaf for the time to other sounds. Bells may be rung in their ears, strong noises of all kinds made, tickling, shaking, rubbing the cornea, &c, practiced, but they sleep on, apparently listening alone to the voice that sent them asleep to summon them again to the wakening state"
(The Monthly Journal of Medical Science Edinburgh and The British and Foreign Medical Review. Edited by Dr. Forbes ; and its successor, the British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review, Oct. 1851).