A Hole In The Head

Trepanation is the practice of drilling a hole in a person's skull. It was done in medieval times for medical reasons (let the demons out, that sort of thing), and it has been practiced in tribal cultures for centuries. But there are people out there in Western first-world society who are getting it done too, in order to "increase their consciousness". It's kind of a third-eye sort of thing. They say it increases blood flow to the brain.

Obviously, this isn't something that's covered by health care, so the surgeries are done at home, either by a friend, or the patient operates on themselves.

I only just stumbled upon this recently and definitely want to find out more about it. I'm not planning on getting it done, for the record. I just find this sort of thing intriguing.

Below is a clip from a documentary called "A Hole In The Head", which is about this topic. It includes numerous interviews with people who have undergone the procedure. The first minute or so of the video below is a bit graphic, so you might want to skip it if you're a bit squeamish.

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