"Eternal Sunshine" in a Pill
We all have specific memories that haunt us, traumatic moments that linger throughout our lives. Often times we talk about healing the pain of past memories by doing the ghestalt work of integration -- whether its through therapy, using ayahuasca, soul recovery with a shaman, or ecstatic dance. For many of us, the realms of the past linger as phantoms in the present.
But recently researchers at New York University have demonstrated the ability to erase the memories of lab-rats through the administration of a drug called U0126. While the tests are a far cry from suggesting that specific human memories can be erased, they are hair-raising.
Are all human memories necessary for the integration of the self? Is the advancement of such research an indication of a psychic longing to forget ourselves?Tweet