A Strange Aubade

I don’t often experience hypnopompia at this point in my life, but I did this morning. It was an auditory hallucination in the distinct voice of a someone I know who may have COVID19. She is one of my partner’s dearest friends, and she’s quite sick right now; I’ve been really worried about her. Fortunately,…

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Mirror-Touch Nightmare

I had a nightmare in the wee hours of this morning, one that included flagrant and painful encounters with my mirror-touch synaesthesia. I woke up pondering the neurocognitive process by which one might experience blended senses during sleep, and if those perceptions were real or illusory.   In my dream, I was flying home from…

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Unhappy Anniversary

Last Sunday was my 28th anniversary as a bodyworker. I am using that term instead of massage therapist because my first technique was Reiki, a form of energy medicine akin to “laying on of hands”. That initial inquiry into the alternative healing arts led me to courses in Swedish-Esalen massage, which I completed at The…

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