Migraines were often linked to mysticism, the occult, by how they involve passing in and out of usually irreversible states (blindness, hemiplegia, aphasia) and then possessing hidden knowledge.

Hildegard of Bingen knowing heaven through scotoma.

Yasha-ga-ike, 1979, Masahiro Shinoda

Yasha-ga-ike, 1979, Masahiro Shinoda

Yasha-ga-ike, 1979, Masahiro Shinoda

Yasha-ga-ike, 1979, Masahiro Shinoda

Yasha-ga-ike, 1979, Masahiro Shinoda

Giallo eyelashes

(The Case of the Bloody Iris, 1972, Giuliano Carnimeo)

The Case of the Bloody Iris, 1972, Giuliano Carnimeo

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eden and After, 1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet

Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf, 1975, Leonardo Favio

Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf, 1975, Leonardo Favio

Princess from the Moon, 1987, Kon Ichikawa

Princess from the Moon, 1987, Kon Ichikawa

La femme 100 têtes, 1968, Eric Duvivier

La femme 100 têtes, 1968, Eric Duvivier

La femme 100 têtes, 1968, Eric Duvivier

La femme 100 têtes, 1968, Eric Duvivier