Monday, November 4, 2013

Vasovagal Syncope

Hi all,

The August 2013 issue of the English "Fortean Times" magazine (click here) , has another very interesting article by English researcher Jenny Randles (click here.)

This article is about a medical condition named Vasovagal Syncope (click here.) This is something which Jenny herself, has had seven or eight attacks, over a 50 year period.

Vasovagal Syncope occurs when the body over reacts to certain triggers such as the sight of blood, or emotional distresses. It causes a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure. Then a brief period of unconsciousness occurs.

Jenny provides her personal memories from age eight when she felt light headed; heard a strange buzzing noise and lost consciousness. She relates that during her worst attack, " mind was sharply focused and reality somehow enhanced, not diluted." (p.27.) In one episode she underwent an out-of-body experience.

Possible connection to UAP:

"The deeper that I have looked into the connection between VS, near-death experiences (NDEs), and out-of-body experiences (OOBEs) the more it seems to me that they are interconnected." (p.27.)

Jenny cites the lucidity of OOBEs, and the belief during a VS attack, that you feel like you are dying.

Jenny then presents details of the case of a Coventry, UK, woman who was in a highly stressed state. She awoke from sleep to see white, oval shaped, pulsating light above her. "Everything around her felt very 'lucid"...all of a sudden I was pulled towards the light and merged with it." She floated away.

Vasovagal Syncope:

This topic of VS has been previously discussed in this blog, please take a look at:

Out of body experiences:

For posts on OOBEs please take a look at:

Near death experiences:

For my blog post on a relatively new book on NDEs please go to:

I'd appreciate hearing from anyone else who has been conducting research into this fascinating area.

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