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Transcript of Hypnagogia
half-dream state, Borderland
state Between waking
sleeping Where we can experience
the "most fascinating altered states of consciousness" without the use of drugs What's it like? Hypnagogic/Hypnapompic Hallucinations Sleep Paralysis Hallucinations in these states can vary greatly.
Auditory- sounds voices (name)
Visual- Geometric forms, patterns,
splashes of color, amorphous blobs to full figured
people and even entire lanscapes
metaphysical- strange incites and feelings of intuition Feelings of immobile heaviness Occurs when remaining
experiencing REM atonia History First named/discovered by french
psychologist Alfred Maury in the 19th
agogeus-guide Origin Through time Philosophers dating back to Aristotle and Middle Age
alchemists have used hypnogogia for meditation Famous Hallucinators Austin Spare Salvador Dali Andre Breton William Blake Alternative theories Russian Philosopher Ouspensky
proposed that we are continuously
dreaming both asleep and awake.
We do not see these dreams while
awake because the physical
environment intereferes. Supported by neuroscientists
Denis pare and Rodolfo Llinas who
discovered that the neural oscillations
associated with consciousness are
the same in both Rem sleep and
while conscious Induce your own
hallucinations! lucid dreams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q9gMMa1ooY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJqicM6x84 http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/227/hypnagogia.html BIBLIOGRAPHY