Could Alun Morgan 81 have experienced the next best thing to psychic visions or was there a more logical explanation for what occurred?
The Telegraph reported Alun had been evacuated to Wales during the Second World War, residing there for a short time as a child. After suffering a severe stroke something akin to a miracle happened! After seventy years of never setting foot in the hills and dales of Wales he spoke fluent Welsh and was unable to remember one word of English. His wife Yvonne was so taken aback she rang the hospital, where he was reassessed.
Alun said, “Gradually the English words came back, but it wasn’t easy,” Doctors say he had suffered from something called “aphasia”, which means his brain language centre had shifted, probably as a result of the stroke .
Kay Russell from Gloucestershire was not suffering from psychic visions after a migraine, yet she started speaking with a French accent. Sarah Colwill of Devon had an extreme migraine prior to speaking with a Chinese accent. Doctors insist this is an organic phenomenon and has little to do with the metaphysical!
When it comes to psychic visions the famous case of Virginia Tighe comes to mind. Virginia had vivid past life memories of an Irish woman called Bridey Murphy.
Whilst under hypnosis she spoke with a strong Irish accent, even though she was the wife of a business man in Colorado. She also gave extensive details of life in 19th century Ireland. A book was published about her case claiming to prove the theory of reincarnation. “Bridey” was able to give her birth date, and the time of death. However, no trace of her birth certificate was ever found. Is this a case of psychic visions, or was Virginia also suffering from a medical condition?
Due to an increasing number of strokes scientists are dedicated to decoding the brain’s functions . Some studies have come up with interesting conclusions especially when it comes to the function of the brain as separate from consciousness.
“…University of Southampton researchers have just published a paper detailing their pioneering study into near death experiences (or near-death experiences) that suggests consciousness and the mind may continue to exist after the brain has ceased to function and the body is clinically dead.
Independent EEG studies have confirmed that the brain’s electrical activity, and hence brain function, ceases at that time. But seven out of 63 (11 per cent) of the Southampton patients who survived their cardiac arrest recalled emotions and visions during unconsciousness.” (more information here: http://www.mikepettigrew.com/afterlife/html/u_k__study.html).
Confused, unsure, not quite sure what to make of the above? Certainly the brain is a complex and convoluted organ, and few know how it works. But could psychic visions give us an answer, and lead us to a challenging conclusion? In other words, could Alun Morgan have stored the Welsh language in his consciousness rather than his brain? Perhaps science will give us the right answers one day.
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