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Hypnagogic Abstraction

Hypnagogic Abstraction by Asmodelle

In the many discussions of the Hypnagogic Abstraction which have taken place comparatively little attention has been given to hypnagogic phenomena, although they would seem to throw much light on the problems of the dream.

Whereas the Hypnagogic Abstraction occurs in the sleeping state and is isolated from the waking stream of thought, these phenomena, although of the same nature as the dream, are intimately linked up and often blended with the so-called conscious or waking thoughts of the moment, and are easily accessible for introspection.

Symbolic images arise in connection with ideas or states of mind or body-the phenomena such as Hypnagogic Abstraction.

Hypnagogic Abstraction states occurring while falling asleep, and of the same nature as the dream of deeper sleep.

Hypnagogic Abstraction in connection with objective stimuli. All the phenomena and interpretations were noted immediately after their occurrence and are here given without further alteration or addition. The conditions under which they occurred and were noted are worth recording particularly with regard to the method of interpretation.

Whereas the Hypnagogic Abstraction occurs in the sleeping state and is isolated from the waking stream of thought, these phenomena, although of the same nature as the dream, are intimately linked up and often blended with the so-called conscious or waking thoughts of the moment, and are easily accessible for introspection.

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