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HALLUCINATION, med. jur. It is a species of mania, by which "an idea reproduced by the memory is associated and embodied by the imagination." This state of mind is sometimes called delusion or waking dreams.
     2. An attempt has been made to distinguish hallucinations from illusions; the former are said to be dependent on the state of the intellectual organs and, the latter, on that of those of sense. Ray, Med. Jur. Sec. 99; 1 Beck, med. Jur. 538, note. An instance is given of a temporary hallucination in the celebrated Ben Johnson, the poet. He told a friend of his that he had spent many a night in looking at his great toe, about which he had seen Turks and Tartars, Romans and Carthagenians, fight, in his imagination. 1 Coll. on Lun. 34. If, instead of being temporary, this affection of his mind had been permanent, he would doubtless have been considered insane. See, on the subject of spectral illusions, Hibbert, Alderson and Farrar's Essays; Scott on Demonology, &c.; Bostock's Physiology, vol. 3, p. 91, 161; 1 Esquirol, Maladies Mentales, 159.

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1205) example thereof in German literature is Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival who, when encountering three drops of blood in the fresh snow, becomes literally frozen, hypnotically paralyzed, and has to be snapped out of his hallucinatory state by stimulus extinction: a companion throws a piece of garment over the blood drops.
They based their opinions on Chopin's own description of his hallucinatory episodes and accounts of his life by friends and pupils.
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With picturesque views of the East River, Fulton Landing, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge as backdrops, the globetrotting salon uncorks a host of sexy entertainment, including the wild, wet and hallucinatory cabaret-circus Absinthe (internationally known as La Clique); concerts by Reno and Justin Bond; John Epperson's acidic fantasia Lypsinka: The Passion of the Crawford; and Volcano Love aka LAVA's acrobatic, geological wrestling show, the (whole) History of Life on Earth.
A wildly comic and hallucinatory ride from gay playwright and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who's now writing the Fantastic Four series for Marvel).
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In earlier days, Frank suggests, the backlashers' social status would have made them Democrats, but the Democratic Party has abandoned the appeals to class interests "that once distinguished them sharply from Republicans," and in this way they have "left themselves vulnerable to cultural wedge issues like guns or abortion and the rest whose hallucinatory appeal would ordinarily be far overshadowed by material concerns" (He does not claim that a majority of working-class voters embrace the backlash, just that a majority of the backlash is working-class.)
The short essays more from his lecture platform to his family memories, from his conversation with his patients to his conversations with hallucinatory chimera of various types.
Acerbic, subtle, hallucinatory, and moving, Bolano's novel is an interesting depiction of Chile's literati and, in a way, an indictment of their insular nature during the nasty political history of contemporary Chile.
The Poe connection is detectable in the work's hallucinatory and melancholic tone, tainted by a more contemporary note of repulsive infantile sexuality.
Alexie's profane and hallucinatory language conveys their struggle.