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Term: Hallucination


Hallucination: A sensory experience in contradiction to external stimuli. Most people have hallucinations; however, when they become a guiding factor in a personís life it may be a sign of a mental disorder. There are two types of hallucinations. Positive hallucinations are when you experience something that is not actually present. (ďI could have sworn I saw you at the party last night.Ē) Negative hallucinations are when you donít experience something that is present. (ďI looked at that table five times and didnít see my keys there.Ē) The ability to produce hallucinations when a person is hypnotized is considered a sign of the depth of the hypnotic trance.


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One of the darkest chapters in the history of herbs has been in the traditional usages of "baneful" (poisonous) herbs. Such herbs, including henbane, hemlock, hellebore, mandrake and datura, were popular in Renaissance magic for inducing visions, ...
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Ajna - The Vision Center
Element: Light Color: Indigo Verb: I see Attributes: Clairvoyance, memory, dreams, vision, color Chakra 6, located at the level of the forehead, is also known as the third eye. A lotus with only two petals, it is visualized as a deep indigo blue. ...
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Symptoms of Psychic Attack
How do you know when you are under psychic attack? First, a word or two of common sense: Donít jump to conclusions. If you find yourself having problems, being plagued by bad dreams or suffering from illness without immediate apparent cause, first ...
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Surveying the OBE
In the 1970s three medical men from Kansas conducted a major research project intended to learn something about this nature of out-of-body experiences. Dr. Glen Gabbard of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Dr. Stewart Twemlow of the Topeka V. A. ...
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