Hack Tuke, Daniel – Healing - Paralysis cured by powerful emotions of fear and anger
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.,
CHAPTER XVI. INFLUENCE OF MENTAL STATES UPON DISORDERS OF SENSATION, MOTION, AND THE ORGANIC FUNCTIONS.
SECTION II.— Influence of Mental States upon Disorders involving Excessive or Defective Action of the Voluntary Muscles.
Dr. Abercrombie relates the following : " A woman, mentioned by Diemerbroeck, who had been many years paralytic, recovered the use of her limbs when she was very much terrified during a thunderstorm, and was making violent efforts to escape from a chamber in which she had been left alone. A man affected in the same manner, recovered as suddenly when his house was on fire ; and another who had been ill for six years, recovered the use of his paralytic limbs during a violent paroxysm of anger" (Inquiries concerning the Intellectual Powers. By Dr. Abercrombie. 1837, p. 399).
The source of the experienceHack Tuke, Daniel
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsFury, overwhelming rage and anger
Overwhelming fear and terror