This is a work of Cut-up Utilizing the cut-up method of creating literary experiences. The photo-collages and the various pieces of the wikipedia are purposely placed in a manner akin to architecture Or a fishbowl or a flower arrangement.
Psychiatrists and other physicians have in theory given up the use of “hysteria”, replacing it with more euphemistic terms that are essentially synonyms. These include “psychosomatic”, “functional”, “nonorganic”, “psychogenic“, and “medically unexplained”. In 1980 the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the diagnosis of “hysterical neurosis, conversion type” to “conversion disorder“. Hysteria also has significant overlap with the diagnostic term “somatization disorder” and with somatoform disorders in general.
Two dozen wooden objects bearing Rongorongo inscriptions, some heavily weathered, burned, or otherwise damaged, were collected in the late 19th century and are now scattered in museums and private collections. None remain on Easter Island. The objects are mostly tablets shaped from irregular pieces of wood, sometimes driftwood, but include a chieftain’s staff, a bird-man statuette, and two reimiro ornaments. There are also a few petroglyphs which may include short rongorongo inscriptions. Oral history suggests that only a small elite was ever literate and that the tablets were sacred.
Smith’s 1827 announcement that he had uncovered an ancient golden book brought him local notoriety. The curious came to see the wooden chest where they were told the plates were stored; but Smith said that the angel had commanded him not to show the plates to anyone else until a later date. After moving near his wife’s parents in northern Pennsylvania, Smith dictated to scribes what he said was an English translation of the inscribed characters on the plates, a language he called reformed Egyptian. This reputed translating took place sporadically between 1827 and 1829 and consisted, according to most accounts, of Smith’s looking into a hat containing a “seer stone” in which he said he could see the translated words and characters.
On October 4, 2006, the two relatives whom Roberts said he molested 20 years ago told police that no such abuse had ever happened, throwing a new layer of mystery over the gunman’s motive and mental state during the shooting.