Don't Try To Understand 'em, Just Rope N' Tie And Brand 'em

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  1. Mikhail Bulgakov

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    I had a close friend named Don Kirtley. He was a university prof, and he was blind since about six years old, and wrote a book titled "The Psychology of Blindnes," which is still the only academic book I'm aware of that's devoted solely to the psychology of blindness.

    He was of course familiar with lots of psychology, including dream interpretation. He used to urge me to keep a notebook on a stand next to the bed, and to write down my dreams as soon as I woke. It was his idea that the "interpreting" dreams was of secondary importance. The big deal he emphasized, was to write them down as soon as you woke. Just chronicling them, mulling them over when fresh, allowed you to take advantage of the most dreams had to offer We didn't delve into it much more than that, the "whys" and "whats" of that discussion also being less important than simply recording the dream.. Maybe just repeating it, remembering the dream better, made it, like a grocery list, more available to our consciousness.

    On an unrelated but still psychology note, he told me a couple of times that the treatment for "warts" was the only direct approach of "mind over matter" that had been hypothesized, replicated, and validated in psychological experiment. I don't want to invite argument here as to all the verified scientific proofs indicating the role of emotions, and mental states in physical treatments of anything and everything, I'm not denying any of them. But warts, he said, were a very special case of direct proof that A caused B, that warts could be, if the method practiced and repeated a bit, "wished" away. I didn't have any warts at the time, as any I'd ever had, had been already "burned" away, which also works but does burn and I would've preferred to try wishing if I'd been aware of it.
     
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    I've heard of this with warts. A young boy was covered in them on his face, he was hypnotised and they did
    disappear. Mind over matter I guess - wish I had the mind and the matter :rolleyes:
     
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    While I'm dreaming, I tell myself I'm going to remember this when I wake up but as soon as I wake up, the dream is gone.

    The example of taking away warts is true. How or why it works, I have no idea. But it works.
     
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    Hey, I've got a nice leather patch like yours Joe Riley. I had it made just over fifty years ago by an ophthalmologist. A thin aluminum insert is sandwiched between the two sections of leather to provide some added protection I guess. My left eye was removed when I was six years old after an accident while playing cowboys and Indians--as I was told. I was a cowboy and had a cap pistol, and the Indian had a fragile bow with a narrow dowel or something as the arrow. Indians won that one.

    But, you're wearing it on the wrong eye, my patch goes on the left-never wear it really, have a artificial eye. I'm surprised you can get around at all wearing it over the good eye, ha.
     
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    @Mikhail Bulgakov This may come as an eye-opener to you, Mikhail, but my avatar picture is of Raoul Walsh, a "famous" movie director of the John Ford era. (See Raoul Walsh thread LINK) When it comes to my eye-sight, the eyes have it!;)

    "He was then hired to direct and star in 'In Old Arizona', a film about O. Henry's character the Cisco Kid. While on location for that film Walsh was in a car crash when a jackrabbit jumped through the windshield as he was driving through the desert; he lost his right eye as a result. He gave up the part and never acted again."
     
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    I think the duct tape would work in the sense that you can take them down, flat to the surface. But they are persistent about coming back, after you think they've gone.

    I accidentally scratched one off my leg with my fingernails one time, down below the skin. It bled like crazy but never came back, and didn't leave a scar. It had been there for years.

    I think there are different kinds of warts too.
     
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    Thanks Joe, I took some film classes, so am familiar with the director's name, though would never have recognized him from the pic. Didn't know Cisco was from O. Henry, only got as far as "Ransom of Red Chief", the original "Home Alone," kinda.
     
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    The more I learn of Raoul, Mikhail, the more I like the guy....warts and all!;)
    A complicated genius, who discovered the Duke, rubbed elbows with iconic actors, while making iconic films and landed on his feet.....even if he never got the recognition he deserved.
     
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