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Synonyms for hallucination

Synonyms for hallucination

an illusion of perceiving something that does not really exist

Synonyms for hallucination

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

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1205) example thereof in German literature is Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival who, when encountering three drops of blood in the fresh snow, becomes literally frozen, hypnotically paralyzed, and has to be snapped out of his hallucinatory state by stimulus extinction: a companion throws a piece of garment over the blood drops.
In the scene on the opposite page, Diana is undergoing hypnosis therapy--the giant eyes on the second level convey her heightened, almost hallucinatory state of mind.
But while helmer Dylan McCullough properly directs his cast to straddle the line between tragedy and farce, the postmodernist design of the production too literally translates Marvin's chaotic emotions and hallucinatory state of mind into hard-edged geometric patterns painted on the back walls.
Montes' appeal said the trial judge should have permitted the jury to consider ``whether (defendant's) hallucinatory state caused him to harbor an honest belief, albeit unreasonable, in the need to use deadly force in self-defense in order to negate the malice component of murder and reduce the offense to voluntary manslaughter.
Here, again with cinematographer Wally Pfister, he does it with the natural light, strange angles, blurred images, distorted sound and edgy shots that reflect Dormer's increasing psychological collapse, hallucinatory state and moral decay.
Or the novel can be seen as an expressionistic work, one in which the hallucinatory state of Stephen's mind is expressed through the increasingly unreal occurrences around him.