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Nevertheless, she escaped unhurt. Afterwards she always felt the urge to have her head in contact with the floor, so that she was unable to move. Neurological tests brought no results. The physician, though, felt by palpation, that during the accident the woman's fine body had been hurled out of her solid body and had landed upsidedown in her solid body. The physician reports that she removed the fine body and placed it back in its right place - the fine body's head toward the solid body's head - and that the woman's problems were thus resolved. The french physician spoke of only one fine body, however, and she referred predominantly to external traumatic events, which might cause the fine body to move out of place. She also described that the fine body, as if torn apart into several pieces, could be displaced to either side of the body - one piece to the left, the other one to the right.

I have since received several books, in which I found more indications of this kind. I have also observed patients and watched out for their "incidental" statements. More than ever, I now consider these thoughts as a possible explanation for many illnesses.

Taking into consideration some sentences out of books, remarks from patients, as well as movements of patients which had been given neuroleptic medication - all apparently incidental but concurring - I now assume that in psychosis the fine body leaves the solid body through the back of the neck. This notion is supported, for example, by expressions such as: "Are you amputating my soul at the back of my neck with your medical drops?" - or: "When you give me those drops, it feels as if you were setting an iron clip to the back of my neck."

My first "experiment" took place one evening in the hospital. Just at the end of my shift, the admitting physician brought into the ward a young man who was suffering from an extreme case of katatonia; he was motionless - just like a stone. Katatonia is a specific form of schizophrenia. The treatment of katatonia can sometimes last weeks, even months. It is a dangerous condition, since it can cause a rise in body temperature which, in the worst case, can lead to death.

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