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comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
... so it seems like that axis should probably have been labelled "Rationality"
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comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
>At the opposite extreme, we have all experienced a region of psychological space where rationality is usually very low indeed, while ability to image is quite high. This is ordinary nocturnal dreaming, where we create (image) the entire dream world. It seems sensorily real. Yet we often take considerable liberties with rationality.
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comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
>Ordinary consciousness (for our culture) is shown in the lower right-hand corner. It is characterized by a high degree of rationality and a relatively/ low degree of imaging ability. We can usually think without making many mistakes in logic, and our imaginings usually contain mild sensory qualities, but they are far less intense than sensory perceptions. Notice again that there is variability within the state we call ordinary consciousness. Logic may be more or less accurate, ability to image may vary somewhat, but this all stays in a range that we recognize as ordinary, habitual, or normal.
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comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
>Let us call the horizontal dimension ability to be rational, to think in accordance with the rules of some logic. We are not now concerned with the cultural arbitrariness of logic, but simply take it as a given set of rules. This dimension varies from a low of making many mistakes in the application of this logic, as on days when you feel rather stupid and have a hard time expressing yourself, to a high of following the rules of the logic perfectly, when you feel sharp and your mind works like a precision computer.
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comment Can ESP and out-of-body phenomena be understood as a form of dreaming or hallucination?
Nice pick up @Jossie! I found that image on the net and it may have been misproduced incorrectly. Here is what the text says:
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comment How important is eye contact for hypnotism?
Thanks for the amazing edits! That's a very good answer. The word 'modern' was what had been confusing me earlier. I learnt a lot from this.
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comment How important is eye contact for hypnotism?
I'm not familiar with any research into eye contact in hypnosis. I'm also sceptical about this answer, particularly the characterisation of 'modern hypnosis'. Hypnotists acting in a dominant manner, pendulums etc are not a part of scientific or clinical hypnosis. Where is this information from?
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