This is also featured in his novel "The premature burial", in which he writes about prolonged cataleptic
seizures which might be the consequence of being buried alive rather than its cause.
In 10 cases, the female remained cataleptic
The unusual cataleptic
trances that Hopkins observed in Suffield were part of a broader phenomenon that frequently attended the powerful sermons preached by itinerating evangelists like Edwards, Wheelock, and Pomeroy.
Retraumatized by the loss of his golden hoard, Silas stands, half-crazy, in a cataleptic
If the Chinese prove themselves capable of salvaging businesses as cataleptic
as Amtrak and the NHL, then they will truly prove themselves to be economic adversaries to be feared.
These plants develop a subterranean cataleptic
innovation zone, the green, upright stem zone and further upwards the flowering zone becomes closed by the terminal flower (Fig.
By use of the balancing conjunction but in the same passage, this death image of the cataleptic
Taylor is weighed against the image of the athletic middle-aged gentleman who can "play six Hours at Cricket on Banstead-Down, without Fatigue or Lowness, and [is] more active and clear in his Faculties and Senses than ever he [has] been in his Life before" (336).
sufferer of a cataleptic
swoon, the narrator describes, remains in a
It subsequently transpires, however, that she has been buried alive while in a cataleptic
state (shades of Edgar Allan Poe
Gerbils who have undergone extreme stress, such as a change in environment, loud noises or unaccustomed handling, may go into fits or a cataleptic
(dazed) state that lasts for one or two minutes.
She had been buried alive, deep in a cataleptic
sleep, and therefore her death is not an acceptable one for a martyr.
To these three historia calamitata Poe adds the narrator's own fever dream of death--of being "immersed in a cataleptic
trance of more than usual duration and profundity" (Stern 1977: 184).