Bachmann has previously described a dream of God telling her to run for office. The apostle Paul may have been undergoing a migraine aura when he suffered his sudden blindness and then had his vision of Jesus telling him to go forth. The medieval mystic nun Hildegard of Bingen apparently tripped on so-called "scintillating scotoma" before her own blinding pain hit.
In a poem called "God Speaks to Me in Headache" LoveMinus0 writes:
When I get a migraine, I feel fundamentally religiousAnd beyond the mysticism of the aura, migraine sufferer Joan Didion writes: “There certainly is what doctors call a ‘migraine personality,’ and that personality tends to be ambitious, inward, intolerant of error, rather rigidly organized, perfectionist."
and drop to my knees in the pre-formatted position
for prayer: forgiveness, relief and reconciliation.
My temple is filled with holy resonance
and spiritual compression; eyes shut - doors sealed.
Hands grasp desperately over my ears, searching for
Something to think about. I now find myself actually empathizing with Michele Bachmann. My desire to see her not become president has nothing to do with her health issues. And whatever Rovian smear campaign that has sprung up accusing her of being some kind of drug addict is pretty despicable.
|Hildegard of Bingen's Migraine|