Hallucinations and phantasies

May 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Spirituality

Today is the the day of Pentecost. The events in Jerusalem that day were the focus of the thoughts of churches all around the world. Reading the Bible’s account of the events of that morning, as recorded in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, brought a memory of lines from John Simpson. His memoir of his childhood, Days from a Different World, contains the following note under 12th February 1947.

“A sinister little pamphlet called Pre-frontal Leucotomy in 1000 Cases was published that day by the Stationery Office at