The Full Moon....

Aemilius
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What's the connection between the phases of the moon and a measurable rise in domestic violence and crime?

 

 

For decades hospital emergency rooms and police departments have noticed a surge of activity around the time of the full moon, and mental institutions have also reported a rise in the number of patients that inexplicably become agitated around the same time. Even the word “lunacy” is derived from the Latin word for moon “Luna”, and ancient folklore, most notably about the werewolf, is also tied to the phases of the moon, particularly the full moon. It's interesting that people made this connection so far back, and that the connection has continued to be made right up to to the present day.

The only heavenly body in close proximity to the Earth which can verifiably be shown to be capable of affecting or influencing the human body physiologically in any way is the moon. It’s well known that the moon acts on the Earth gravitationally in creating the tides, and also that the human body, being composed largely of water is also affected by its gravitational pull. However, the quantity of water present in the human body is negligible to the point that no physiological effects can be seen or easily measured.

Since the gravitational pull of the moon is pretty much the same whether it’s full or not as it passes overhead and it has no significant magnetic field, its gravitational pull and magnetic field can reasonably be excluded from consideration as being a viable theory of the as yet unknown mechanism of operation that might explain the cyclic nature of the observed phenomena.

In trying to explain both the ancient folkloric beliefs and modern observations that something is happening, that leaves the light reflected by the moon as the only predictable cyclic influence available to explain it. 

Is there possibly some peculiar quality about the altered spectrum of light reflected from the lunar surface that renders it capable of acting directly on the brain via the optic nerve, causing physiological/psychological changes in the brain? Is it possible that somehow this causes already unstable people to become even more unstable, making them more likely to exhibit aberrant behaviour? It’s just a theory....

Here’s the visible electromagnetic spectrum....

Here’s the altered visible electromagnetic spectrum after being reflected from the lunar surface during a full moon....



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Thank Aemilius ! 



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Hello druidking.... Yes it is, all you have to do is register in order to participate in the O.B.O.D. forums.... Emile



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Sorry for double post is there a way to delete a reply?



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Hi Aemilius is the OBOD message board open to the Public?



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Hello celticmoon, and hello to you too druidking, nice to meet you both....

Thanks for your comment celticmoon, and an interesting take druidking, This is not the only forum where this topic was explored as it is often a bit on the quiet side here (at least until you arrived). A really rewarding discussion and debate took place on the O.B.O.D. message board though, it's here The Full Moon.... if your curious to look into this further....

Strength to you both.... Emile



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Well some of us have worked with the Moon and its phases for many lifetimes
and under many labels (Druid Witch Magi--).
And I do not at all disagree with its effects both in Magick and Humans as
I both use them and have observed them. Still the inter Geek in me would want to
point out that you did not show if reflected spectrum differed from pre and post
full moon or Waxing and waning phases if not then there is the matter of degrees
of energy. There are also other known effects both spectral and on the liquid
states of living things. Then there is the theory of Matrix interference
too..

Looking forward to hearing more of your search. Moon Rising TDK



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When it comes to the full moon I notice that I have a difficult time falling asleep at night. I am so restless and it takes me hours to finally fall asleep. I have issues falling asleep on other days as well but it is 10x worse on a full moon. Also I notice that I am fully drawn to being outside and looking at the moon on those nights.



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Greetings

Very interesting indeed. My long time boyfriend says he can tell the phase of the moon based on my attitude.  Maybe some people simply are more affected than others.  I would not say I get violent, but maybe more obstinate =).  And on the counter side as the new moon comes around I tend to be more secluded, I write more and progress on the various projects I have set up or start new ones.  

Humans have so much water in us, it would make sense that we have a sort of 'tide' occurring within us as the moon phases change.  Thank you for sharing I would love to hear others experiences with the change of the moon and their moods?



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Interesting perpectives....

Thanks Fae, and hello to you both CalonDdraig and Astrocelt (I'll check that out), it's been a while!

On a lighter note, I've been conducting an experiment,
spending every available moment staring at the
full moon looking for any obvious visible effects,
but so far....

....there's no change in my appearance.

"Shape Shifter" by Emile Cole



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Very interesting thought, perhaps its the electro magneticism properties of light which may lead to the answer. I'm aware of some old research in this area by a Dr. Leonard Ravitz who worked closely with L-fields relationship to Moon activity. This affected a number of patients, however the results where not conclusive from the 1960's.

The debate and research continues in the scientific community but I think there is no dominate accepted opinion available. Lots of studies appear to be available for instance Does a Full Moon Influence Human Behavior? and How the Moon rules your life is just two examples.

Being a fan of Cosmobiology thought, there is a probable relationship somewhere, as research hint towards a relationship in some cases.

astrocelt



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Fascinating information Aemilius, it's interesting to compare the difference in light spectrum of moonlight and sunlight... also of note, and I'm not overly well up in this,  but I assume that moonlight is polarized by dint of it being reflected which could also give it differences in qualities.

As for its effect on people - I'm very much with Fae on this - lots more people seem to injure themselves or be prone to extremes of behaviour at full moon. In fact, we used to have an old guy in the village where I live that used to check himself into the asylum  a day or so before full moon and spend a couple of days there. He was a bit on the funny side of it anyway, but yeah... he obviously felt the connection influencing him if he felt the need to do that!

Blessings all,

~CalonDdraig



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Greetings: Let me first clarify that I have no science background.

But I must say records do show that there is increased activity during full moon.

Where I live is wolf country, and although we may hear them through the month it is primarily as solo singers. But on full moon the pack comes together to sing us a lovely song.

We do know that the moon's role in regards to the tidal movement is true, but we also know that it has great impact on a females menses, most occur in or near to full moon. Let me tell you in a household of three females it is pretty tense. :)

My oldest daughter is a nurse in emerg at her local hospital and she says she knows when there is a full moon, due to the number of patient who come in at that time. 

So I don't know if science will ever prove that point, but I am a firm believer that sometimes if we tap into the ancient knowledge all around us, we just know.

I am not sure if that has anything to do with reflective light, but more with unseen forces.  

Peace and blessings

Fae

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I’m afraid I was unable to locate the original source of those images*. In spite of that, it’s clear that all matter, including the lunar surface, is more or less absorptive or reflective when it comes to the myriad frequencies of (visible and invisible) electromagnetic radiation.

To reiterate, the main thrust of my little theory (even lacking any illustration) is that there’s something about the nature of the reflected light from the lunar surface that’s qualitatively unique in its ability to influence the mental state of those who are susceptible to it which leads to aberrant behavior.

In hindsight, I’m thinking that the inclusion of those images (solar visible spectrum and full moon reflected visible spectrum) may actually be misleading. Since the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is only a fraction of the whole, it’s as likely that the observed effects have to do with wavelengths not visible to the human eye as not. Of course, this is all just speculation borne of curiosity.... looking forward to your opinion Fae....

Strength to you, Emile 

 

 

* Images similar to those in my post....

Visible solar spectrum (near bottom of page)http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/light/spectrum.html

Visible reflected lunar spectrum (near bottom of page)      http://www.shamanscrystal.co.uk/page/moon-phases/ 

      

 

 



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Greetings;

An interesting theory indeed! But before I express an opinion, would it be possible for you to supply the links to these spectrum examples you have shown.

Blessings

Fae

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