Hack Tuke, Daniel – Sickness - Olfactory Hallucinations induced by powerful emotions
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 II. THE EMOTIONS.
CHAPTER VII. INFLUENCE OF THE EMOTIONS UPON SENSATION.
When, during the reign of Charles I, the Parliament was at issue with the King, and there were rumours of dangerous plots, report was made to the House of one (without foundation) which was designed to blow up the members.
During its reading, some stood up alarmed, including "two very corpulent members," whose weight broke a board in the gallery, which gave so great a crack that some thought there was a plot indeed, and Sir John Ray cried out that he smelt gunpowder. The result was a panic in the House, and throughout London, followed by an armed band marching to Westminster to defend the House from this imaginary gunpowder plot !