(requested by @haslemere)
CHAPTER ELEVEN. Your mind has the power to create its own physical reality. Why do we yawn when we see others yawn? Throughout history, there have been incidents. The Dancing Plague of 1518… the Tanganyika laughter epidemic… the Hindu milk miracle. Some believe they’re a response to stress. Psychologists call it a conversion disorder. In that the body converts a mental stress… to a set of physical symptoms. In this case, a tic, or spasm. And, like any disorder, it can be contagious. This kind of collective behavior is not limited to human beings. What we know is that, in certain communities, under specific circumstances, an involuntary physical symptom developed by one person… can become viral. And spread, from person… to person… to person… until the entire community is infected. And so, my question to you is, if the idea of illness can become illness, what else about our reality is actually a disorder?
LEGION // CHAPTER 11
If the idea of illness can become illness, what else about our reality is actually a disorder?