Not to be confused with "trepidation"; trepanation (aka "Skullfucking"), is a brutal and barbaric form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull. Ironically this is a pursuit that should be considered with much trepidation. Thought of by some as the cure for depression, one of the techniques most vocal supporters is Bart Hughes who is sometimes referred to as "Dr. Bart Hughes" though he did not complete his medical degree.
Joey Mellen's Self-Trepanation
In his book "Eccentric Lives & Peculiar Notions", John Michell describes a British group that advocates self-trepanation, to allow the brain access to more space and oxygen. The chapter is imaginatively called "The People With Holes in their Heads". Michell quotes a book called "Bore Hole" by Joey Mellen. Joey and his partner had made two previous attempts at trepanning Joey. The second attempt ended up placing Joey in the hospital, where he was scolded severely and sent for psychiatric evaluation. After he returned home, Joey decided to try again.
Naturally it began with a huge number of unrealistic expectations such as "the key to a permanent consciousness increase was a hole in the skull, to restore the full brain pulsation of infancy. The key to more consciousness is sitting in the next room over. How can I know this and not unlock the door?"
After reporting that he felt different for a number of days, which was probably due to a combination of the drugs he had taken to numb the pain and the shock of having a fucking hole drilled into his skull, he decided that the uncomfortable and dangerous operation was full of fail and he now very probably had Aids.
People who should get Trepanned
- Matt Crimmins
- Swirl Face
- Knuckles Dawson
- Furries, but they aren't people anyway
- International Trepanation Advocacy Group - Sign up today 15 volunteers since 2000!
- TL;DR Journal of Anonymous Volunteer
- News Story about Trepanners
- World Health Organization's Advice on Trepanation
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