Dr Kellogg – The Powers of Association – feeling sea-sick from a violin
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.
We witness in the following instance the curious effect of what is usually called Association of Ideas. Dr. Kellogg records, in the " American Journal of Insanity," the case of a friend of his who informed him that he had frequently sailed when young in a steam-boat across an arm of the sea which was rough, and in consequence often suffered from sea-sickness. Upon this boat was an old blind fiddler, who did his best to alleviate the sufferings of the passengers with his violin. The result was that this instrument became associated in his mind with sea-sickness, and for years he could never hear it without experiencing sensations of nausea or a sort of mal de mer.