It is also directly supported by accounts of imagery and creativity occurring in dreaming, hypnogogic
and daydreaming states (Daniels-McGhee & Davis, 1994; Feldman, 1988; Kerr, 1993; Mavromatis, 1987; Paivio, 1983; Shepard, 1978b).
I made Hell Itself during the breakup with Jane and the collapse of my whole life, so I got to know quite well the streaming of the hypnogogic
process that's hellish.
As he writes, "Thinking in pictures dominates the manifestations of the unconscious, the dream, the hypnogogic
half dream, the psychotic's hallucinations, the artist's vision.
Most rituals employ emotion and repetition that, together, have a hypnogogic
, trance-facilitating influence on the person.
Not surprisingly, most ideas for Afrobic choreography come to me during hypnogogic
and hypnopompic states--those between sleep and waking.
The use of hypnosis or hypnogogic
states in pain reduction is quite prolific.
As an aside, one case that would tend to support these scientists' visionary experiences of DNA is August Kekule's (1890) experience while in a hypnogogic
reverie, where he envisioned the undiscovered ring shape of the benzene molecule as a snake eating its own tail.
A YOU are having a perfectly normal experience called a hypnogogic
Rather, he sees abstraction, at least a particular practice of it, as if it were a visual record of a perceptual phenomenon--in Brakhage's sense, of hypnogogic
or "closed-eye" vision.
Whereas the "standard ganzfeld" places the participant in a relaxed hypnogogic
state that is designed to facilitate spontaneous internally generated imagery, our own IVR system places the participant in an increased state of arousal and sensory alertness and is based on external, stimulus-influenced imagery.
Hypnosis takes an individual from everyday consciousness to deeper levels of brain activity, to the hypnogogic
states of delta and theta, the state they experienced predominantly for the first five years of life.
Also, with Creeley in many of the short, early poems and parts of the later, longer poems, there is an almost hypnogogic
imagery following the poem.
Cocteau, devastated by the death of his lover and protege, the twenty-year-old poet Raymond Radiguet, was high on opium and in a state of hypnogogic
hallucination, which he described as "a sleep that seemed interminable but turned out to have lasted half a second.