Rethinking Epilepsy

Preliminary Reading: Laser Cascade, Too Much Light, and How a Flicker Causes a Seizure

I’ve recently covered a completely new electrical function of the human body. The input mechanism as well as the necessary output balance.  It the last post, we defined a seizure as the body’s natural way to rid the body of excess electrical charge.

Risk Factors:

  • Babies who are born small for their age
  • Babies who have seizures in the first month of life
  • Babies who are born with abnormal areas in the brain
  • Bleeding into the brain
  • Abnormal blood vessels in the brain
  • Serious brain injury or lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Infections of the brain: abscess, meningitis, or encephalitis
  • Stroke resulting from blockage of arteries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Conditions with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Seizures occurring within days after head injury (“early post-traumatic seizures”)
  • Family history of epilepsy or fever-related seizures
  • Alzheimer’s disease (late in the illness)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Fever-related (febrile) seizures that are unusually long
  • Long episodes of seizures or repeated seizures called status epilepticus
  • Use of illegal drugs such as cocaine


  • Missed medication
  • Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep
  • Illness (both with and without fever)
  • Psychological stress
  • Heavy alcohol use or seizures after alcohol withdrawal
  • Use of cocaine and other recreational drugs such as Ecstasy
  • Over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications or supplements that decrease the effectiveness of seizure medicines
  • Nutritional deficiencies: vitamins and minerals
  • Poor eating habits, such as long times without eating, dehydration or not enough fluids
  • The menstrual cycle or hormonal changes
  • Flashing lights or patterns
  • Specific activities, noises or foods

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is unknown. Now we have a puzzle worth solving.

Certain disorders occur more often in people with epilepsy, depending partly on the epilepsy syndrome present. These include depression, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and migraine. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects three to five times more children with epilepsy than children without the condition. ADHD and epilepsy have significant consequences on a child’s behavioral, learning, and social development. Epilepsy is also more common in children with autism.

What happens biologically during a seizure?

seizure is a period of symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Outward effects vary from uncontrolled shaking movements involving much of the body with loss of consciousness (tonic-clonic seizure), to shaking movements involving only part of the body with variable levels of consciousness (focal seizure), to a subtle momentary loss of awareness (absence seizure).  Most of the time these episodes last less than two minutes and it takes some time to return to normal. Loss of bladder control may occur.

What causes a seizure? There is evidence that epileptic seizures are usually not a random event. Seizures are often brought on by factors such as stress, alcohol abuse, flickering light, or a lack of sleep, among others. The term seizure threshold is used to indicate the amount of stimulus necessary to bring about a seizure. Seizure threshold is lowered in epilepsy.

Even in someone with epilepsy, there are factors that make this event non-random. Seizures do not happen all the time. People have certain triggers, and warning signs that a seizure is coming. Meaning that the mental state that causes seizures is not stationary, and it is not random. The fact that it can be triggered means that it can be targeted and mitigated.

How can we best describe the mental states that produce seizures? High entropy. We describe in previous articles those people with Alzheimer’s and Autism as very high entropy. Also, the fact that psychological stress and lack of sleep may be triggers add to the case that the seizures are caused by a heightened brain state.

What about Tourette’s? Would a Tourette tic be considered a mild seizure?

Here are the risk factors associated with Tourette’s:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Pain related to tics, especially headaches
  • Anger-management problems

If time doesn’t exist in the brain, and a seizure is abnormal electric activity. Then Tourette’s is epilepsy. The duration and frequency of the seizures is different.


Tourette’s is defined by these tics. Involuntary muscle movements or speech. We know that the involuntary muscle movements are electrical signals. And the speech is too.

If Tourette’s is a series of involuntary electrical signals, it is no different than epilepsy. If the two are the same, why is one so much more frequent than the other? It’s the stress and rest pattern of the brain. Once the brain reaches the seizure threshold, it produces an undesired result. Higher energy individuals would naturally trend higher on this scale.



How a Flicker Causes a Seizure

Preliminary reading: Laser Cascade and Too Much Light

We know that some people can have seizures brought on by flashing lights. Previously, I tried to tie this to seasickness. Let’s explore this concept from another perspective. 

What happens physiologically when a light turns on? Your pupils contract. Then as the light turns off, your pupils dilate, controlling the amount of light that enters the eye. If we put the person in front of a strobe light, the cycle of light/dark could outpace the mechanism designed to keep excess light out. At very least, there is a lag time between the light, and the eye’s adaptation to the light. This process, over the course of seconds, gains photons in the eye. It simply cannot keep up with the rate of change.

Factors that are pertinent here are max pupil size, resting pupil size, and speed of contraction. With these three factors we can accurately draw a curve for the pupil size over time. 

Here’s how I see it.

In normal individuals, this is not an issue. But in with people with epilepsy, they already exist at a higher energy state. A bunch of extra photons could push them to their charge threshold. 

A seizure is the body’s built in mechanism to remove excess electric charge. 



Too Much Light: The Evolutionary Purpose of Blurred Vision

There is a limit to the amount of charge that your brain can handle. We also know that at that threshold point, there is a laser cascade

So what would mental strain do that helps the body? Protect it from excess light. I’m sure you’ve gotten mad and seen your vision blur. What is the evolutionary purpose of this mechanism? To reduce the amount of light that hits your brain. Because in the rage state, time slows down. And when time is slow, you would gain more light in the same amount of time. If light is in part the electricity that fuels the body, the eyes would adapt to the new condition by preventing excess light from reaching the brain. If too much light is a bad thing, the body has to have a mechanism to prevent it. And you can’t just blink constantly.

It really doesn’t matter how it works. The truth is that it works. Force your eyes to strain and you see blur. The condition protects your eyes from excess radiation, protects your brain from excess electric charge.

Why would old people not be able to see up close? Farsightedness is a strange and pretty predictable part of aging. The real question is: what is the purpose of it. Essentially, the light is just not focused properly on the retina. According to this theory, the vision problem would actually be a symptom that would help protect them from gaining too much electric charge from the incoming light. 

There are all sorts of medical conditions and medications associated with blurred vision. It’s important to think twice about this symptom, because our body strives for equilibrium. And if the vision blurs, it blurs for a reason. 

Laser Cascade

Laser stands for light amplification by stimulating emission of radiation. Why it’s important to me, is it gives me a mechanism for some strange phenomenon. Not a simple one, but if I would’ve just paid better attention in physics class, I would have probably put all this together much sooner.

So how do we get excited electrons in the brain or body? Electrons are already in the body. The body is made of atoms, and those atoms each have electrons. How do we excite them? We add energy. Light is one way to do this.

If we can show that light energizes the body, at some point some of the electrons in the body could become excited. The body has a threshold for charge, the straw that breaks the camels back is the last photon that enters the system before the cascade.

The last photon in before excitement triggers the cascade. It is replicated in frequency, wavelength, and phase. Bringing an electron from an excited state to a ground state produces a photon. And photons prefer to be similar, thus one excites another and another.

The body could expel these produced photons out of the brain’s one true opening to the outside world: the pupil. There is also an internal mechanism for disbursing this excess charge, that we will get to later. 




Fearing God

 Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear. – 1 John 4:18

How does perfect love cast out all fear? Perfect love would be imagining all realities with God. So if you’re with him now, you’ll be with him tomorrow, and you’ll be with him on the day you die. And for all eternity. There’s no negative reality there. How could you fear? All realities are positive. We call that hope.

How do we fear God? Fear is focusing on a potential negative reality. If we fear God we focus on a potential negative reality. We fear him by realizing that he can allow time apart from Him in his universe, because he controls it. We fear him by imagining those realities without him [in the universe that he governs] and preferring those with him. We prefer his love as opposed to his wrath.

If I fear something bad, then I would be directed towards something good. If I’m scared of spiders, I won’t lead a hike through a cave a night. That will minimize my chance of encountering one. My dad is terrified of lighting, so he may not go on a walk if it’s cloudy outside. While definitely over-the-top, he’s probably not going to get struck by lighting. That’s exactly how I think we should fear God. We should take steps to insure that he’s with us, and minimize the chances that we’ll be apart from him. 

If I acknowledge the power of God, and fear time apart from him, I guide myself toward his will. The love of God is good. But the wrath of God is bad. I fear God by acknowledging that time apart from him is negative, and avoiding that. But if God is all-powerful, then he would also have control over the darkness. It may be the absence of his presence, but he created light and darkness. And would we even know light without the presence of darkness? untitled (1)

We can choose to love him, fear him and have a personal relationship with him, or we can choose to live apart from him, in darkness.

And his mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. Luke 1:50