- The French term phantéidolie is indebted to the Greek words phantazestai (to imagine) and eidos (image, appearance, idea). It was introduced in or shortly before 1973 by the French psychiatrist Henri Ey (1900-1977) to denote a variant of * hallucinotic eidolia (i.e. a hallucination occurring in the absence ofdisease) characterized by complex, dreamlike images. As Ey explains, "Phantéidolies [are] a variety of hallucinotic eido-lias characterized by a complex form constituting a dream fragment (like hypnagogic hallucinations)." Ey uses the term phantéidolie in opposition to the term *protéidolie.ReferencesEy, H. (1973). Traité des hallucinations. Tomes 1 et 2. Paris: Masson et Cie., Éditeurs.
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