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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Ophidiophobia

Since I was child I have always had scary dreams about snakes. And I am just sooo scared that if I am in any place like residential area which is surrounded by a few trees, running trails in a slightly foresty kind of area, places like Atira in Ahmedabad, hiking paths, rocks with holes, the shortcut route that I used to take behind my apartment in Tempe(Arizona) at nights, all I am thinking about is snakes - What if a snake comes out from here? What if it comes out from there? What if it is right near my feet and I step on it? And the fear is just sooo high that I can actually feel and see a snake right there and I just simply start running and make a dash out of that place!!!

So here is a word that I came across today -

Ophidiophobia meaning fear of snakes.

And here is an article on it in the wikipedia.

2 Comments:

  • I suggest that you overcome this fear by voluntarily surrounding yourself with snakes...watching Anaconda repeatedly is known to cure one of this ailment...

    By Anonymous varahasimhan, at 10:29 PM  

  • I agree with you. There is something along these lines in the book 'Living with the Himalayan Masters' that the best way to overcome fear is to confront it and there the author also had a fear of snakes and he actually happened to be surrounded by real snakes all across his room after which he lost his fear!!!

    By Blogger anonymous, at 12:22 PM  

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