Neuro-sorcery pt 1

Posted on March 1, 2008
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Readers of my book Inner Alchemy will recall that some of my experimental work focused on working with neurotransmitters as entities. I’ve lately been reading a book called the User’s Guide to the Brain by John Ratey. In one section, he focuses on Attention and the functions in the brain related to it. He suggests that a cause for ADHD (and to some degree depression) is lower then normal levels of dopamine, serotonin, and Endorphins in the nucleus accumbens, which is the reward center of the brain. People who have lower levels of these neurotransmitters will tend to be more focused on extreme behaviors apparently so they can get the rewards they want, and less able to focus on taks that don’t seem to have more obvious rewards in sight.

I found this rather intriguing and it presents an opportunity to further some of my work with neurotransmitters. My thought is that if a person has ADHD, but knew how to work with a neurotransmitter entity or several of them, the person could work with the entities to produce more of the neurotransmitters and regulate the ADHD. This kind of magical work could be done as a supplement to medicine being taken or done by itself.

I made contact with dopamine today, and will be contacting the other NT’s soon. While I’ve never been diagnosed with ADHD, it would still be useful to work with the NT’s to see if in fact, in working with that part of the brain, it’s possible to focus the attention better.

I’ll be writing more about this as events progress.