Monday, 30 July 2007

The Schizophrenic Influencing Machine In Relation To The Bohmian IMAX

Hello, and firstly I would like to thank Tony for inviting me to post on his blog, and also for his emailed comments to all my considerably hypergraphic emails! As discussed with Tony, I have much to say on his extraordinary book, and also some of the previous blogs (“Cordoba” especially – Being a fellow Boltonian to the original poster - so I am hoping to write a reply on that subject soon), but for my introduction I would like to post the following to introduce a thesis of my own arisen in part (no, mostly) from Tony’s book:

The Schizophrenic Influencing Machine In Relation To The Bohmian IMAX
("Misallignment of the Bohmian IMAX" theory of Mental Health)

The Schizophrenic Influencing Machine is one of mystical nature.

It makes the patient see pictures similar to a cinematograph (or Bohmian IMAX) and produces, as well as removes, thoughts and feelings, but its function consists mainly in the transmission or draining-off of thoughts and feelings.
As well as producing motor phenomena in the body to deprive the male potency and weaken him, it also creates sensations that in part cannot be described, because they are strange to the patient himself, and that in part, are sensed as electrical or magnetic.
And it was also alleged to be responsible for other occurrences in the patient’s body, such as cutaneous eruptions, abscesses or other pathological processes.

The very first known example of such a “Schizofreniform Influencing Machine” delusion is that of one, and the now legendary, James Tilly Matthews and his “Air Loom”. Matthews was a tea merchant and suspected spy for the UK against the French in the late 1790s. He claimed his mind was being controlled by a sinister gang operating a machine he termed an “Air Loom” which was hidden in a London cellar and sent out invisible, magnetic rays.

John Haslam, highly respected Director of St Mary’s of Bethlem Hospital, London (which of course later became known as the infamous “Bedlam”), quoted Matthews in 1810:

As well as having an armoury of tortures at its disposal, the gang also mobilises various techniques of mind control. One of these is “brain-saying”, which is a magnetically induced sympathetic surveillance at a distance, a silent mode of telepathic communication….”kiting”, or the capacity to hijack the brain and to implant thoughts in it beyond the control and resistance of the sufferer…”

James Tilly Matthews was committed to Bethlem Hospital as being Insane. His case was published in 1810 in Haslam’s seminal work on Paranoid Schizophrenia, “Illustrations Of Madness” (his quote above comes from the book). Matthews was kept in Bethlem at the behest of the Home Office Minister, Lord Liverpool (to whom Matthews had shouted “treason” from the House of Commons gallery following the UK Government’s refusal to back his spying claims): This, despite two distinguished physicians, Drs Birkbeck and Clutterbuck, subsequently declaring him completely sane.

John Haslam’s “Illustrations of Madness” became a classic in the medical literature of Paranoid Schizophrenia, and was the first Psychiatric study in book form of one individual. Matthews himself was important in the history of Psychiatry for more practical reasons. During his involuntary confinement he took part in a competition to draw plans for the rebuilding of the new Bethlem hospital, and the drawings that were used to build the new hospital show some features proposed by Matthews.

James Tilly Matthews was eventually released from Bethlem but died in 1815.

It is also interesting to note that while Haslam kept notes on Matthews, Matthews himself kept notes on Haslam and his treatment in Bethlem. This formed part of the evidence looked at by a Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1815. The findings of this committee led to the dismissal of Haslam and reformation of the treatment of patients in the Bethlem Hospital.

It may be easy to dismiss Matthews’ claims of a machine that can control one’s mind as simply the result of a delusion caused by a mental illness because of the early date (1810). However, his is by no means an isolated case.

In operations from the late 1940s until the early 1970s there were many covert CIA projects (most infamously MKULTRA and ARTICHOKE), involving many prominent members and institutions of the medical and scientific communities to investigate and experiment with various forms of behaviour modification and control using, in many cases, unwitting human subjects.

Whispers” is a collection of case histories of paranoia that Ronald K. Siegel, an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Bio-Behavioural Sciences at UCLA, had studied. One of these cases was a man named Tolman who believed that his mind was being controlled by POSSE (Personal Orbiting Satellites for Surveillance and Enforcement). Siegel’s implications are that claims like these are similar to those of James Tilly Matthews, and indeed they are, but it is clear that Siegel is trying to dismiss Tolman’s claims by implying that similar reports existed two centuries before this technology could ever even have existed!

I must stress at this point that I’m not making any of this up, go check it out for yourself, and also go find the artist Rod Dickinson’s fantastic construction of an actual functioning “Air Loom” in 2002 from the original drawings of James Tilly Matthews himself circa 1810.

There is much to be written on Matthews and Tolman and many many more cases of Paranoid Schizophrenic mind controlling testimony throughout the years which brings me to my original thesis:

Whilst Matthews thought these mind control signals where being beamed via waves from the Air Loom to control his mind; and while Tolman thought these signals were being beamed at him from some Outer Space entity, the intriguing answer to link these two famous cases and all those cases I have spoken to recently of existing Paranoia, Schizophrenic, Bipolar Depression and other Mental Health Sufferers who talk with passion about a “steering agent” or “mind controller”, could be reached with a slight tweaking of Tony's Bohmian IMAX theory.

What if these signals, or voices, or controls experienced by the patients are not actually “beamed” into their heads externally but from internally; from the Daemon! BUT, with a significant misalignment of the Bohmian IMAX similar to a badly dubbed film, or a skipping DVD. The Daemon is experiencing the replay of its life from a different time scale than the Eidolon, causing unexpected voices, not pertinent to the empirical evidence of the Eidolon. This Psycho Neurological Bohmian IMAX Misalignment Theory could help to explain Mental Health issues such as Bipolar Depression, Paranoia, Schizophrenia and even Delusion.

Imagine watching a DVD on your TV with the sound down, and playing a CD at the same time. The mixture would be confusing, you may have a car chase seen on the DVD accompanied by a gentle ballad: Or a love scene with a background of heavy metal music. The senses would be confused, and this is the way the mind would react (to a much greater degree) to a misalignment of the Bohmian IMAX causing the symptoms of Paranoid Schizophrenia, and maybe providing some answers to the widely shifting moods of Bipolar Depressives whose Daemon is experiencing a depressive memory of its eternal recurrence whilst the Eidolon is empirically experiencing something pleasant resulting in unexplained sadness and depressive feelings within the patient. Similarly the Daemon may be playing back extracts from conversations in its past life which the Eidolon takes as “voices” as the timing of the two Cartesian Theatres are out of synch.

I know that Anthony Peake is keen to discuss my theories further with me, and indeed I intend to continue my own research and I do have even more that I could say at this point but I feel enough has been said already to hopefully generate some responsive comments or ideas from this blog’s members which would be greatly appreciated for the continuity of my work and the development of the theory.

In my next blog, if there is sufficient interest from Anthony and the readers of this blog, I will attempt to discuss my own recent research into the Neurological effects on Depression, especially around the Dentate Gyrus region of the brain (well known for its study toward the phenomenon of déjà vu) and the Neurogenesis (creation of new neurons within the brain) from learning, and memory which feeds the Hippocampus all within the Temporal Lobe, and the possible benefits towards future research into the causality and treatment of Depression.

A Dark Philosopher
Karl L Le Marcs


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Anthony Peake said...


What a fascinating email. I am really really very interested in the implications of your theory in relation to the Bohmian IMAX. In my opinion it makes a good deal of sense. It will be interesting to see what the other bloggers make of this new 'take'on ITLAD.

paigetheoracle said...

What if people are sensitive and are picking up something like real radio waves?