Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • deathbed vision —    A term used to denote a visual or compound hallucination occurring shortly before dying. Deathbed visions have been known and described since ancient times. The first systematic study of these phenomena was carried out between 1924 and 1926 by …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • desert hallucination —    A term used to denote a complex visual or panoramic hallucination reported by desert dwellers and travellers, which typically occurs during the night, and which may consist ofscenes depicting caravans, rows of soldiers, trees, oases, etc.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • scenic hallucination —    Also known as panoramic hallucination. The term scenic hallucination is indebted to the Greek noun sk en e, which means stage, scene, spectacle. It is unknown by whom the term was introduced. It appears in a 1930 paper on the psy chotropic… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • total hallucination —    A term used in thanatology to denote a type of deathbed vision in which the whole sensory environment is replaced by hallucinatory images, much like scenic or panoramic hallucinations. The parapsychologists Karlis Osis (1917 1997) and Erlendur …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • visual hallucination —    Also referred to as vision. Both terms are indebted to the Latin noun visio, which means sight. They are used to denote a hallucination of sight. Historically, visual hallucinations have been divided into a multitude of types. Using their… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • vivid hallucination —    A term used to denote a* visual hallucination that stands out because of its brightness, vivacity, or liveliness. As noted by the American philosopher C. Wade Savage, in this particular context the somewhat ambiguous adjective vivid tends to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • xenopathic syndrome —    Also referred to as xenopathic character. The French term syndrome xénopathique was introduced in or shortly before 1928 by the French psychiatrist Pierre Lelong to denote the compelling sense of objectivity that may lend hallucinations a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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