Aerden (aerden) wrote,

Glossolalia and Brain Activity

I came across an article, courtesy of dsgood, about blood flow in the brain and how it relates to glossolalia, aka speaking in tongues.

Speaking in tongues has always weirded me out because it's something we never did in my church and because it's something I can't do--or at least, can't figure out how to do. I'm curious, but not curious enough to really work hard at trying to do it. What I'm most curious about is how the mental state is achieved.

As far as I can tell, you have to mentally switch some part of your brain off. Me, I'm the one staring goggle-eyed at the person speaking in tongues, wondering, "Okay...And the point of this is...?"

I did once have a co-worker who could speak in tongues, and she did so once at a Bible study thing I attended during lunch one day. Verrrry strange. I was never able to figure out how to do it. (g)

Hallowe'en: I'm going to wear my Professor Snape costume at work tomorrow. I totally can't maintain the scowl, though; I always burst out laughing when I try.

LJ Annoyance:

Dear LJ--

Will you PLEASE fix the bloody time-stamp???! It is now doing even weirder things than it's formerly been doing!



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