These poems are less invested in explicit communication than in the oddities of the hypnagogic state
, in between the sleeping and waking lives.
Nathaniel Hawthorne s short story "The May-Pole of Merry Mount" is a work containing several boundaries and liminal spaces which reflect the hypnagogic state
between sleep and consciousness.
Although most contemporary authorities on hypnosis would clearly avoid confusing the hypnagogic state
and hypnosis, the hits of the hypnagogic group correlated positively and significantly with the scores on the absorption scale (r = .
Salvador Dali was a great believer in the power of the hypnagogic state
and gained the majority of his inspiration from utilising it.
We all have hallucinatory impressions from time to time in the hypnagogic state
- that period of drowsiness just before we fall asleep, when we may hear phantom music and voices, or see flashes of odd images.
It was a hypnagogic state
, said Sara, and I can hear her voice as she says it.
Oates is very aware of this as she struggles with images and encounters, often inhabiting that hypnagogic state
between nightmare and the "real" world:
Although I resisted the temptation to regard the bird as an omen, as I lay in a hypnagogic state
between sleeping and waking, sensing the play of intertidal energies in my own consciousness, I seemed to hear voices in the wind.
After a reminder he needs to pass this class to graduate, he smiles sweetly, "I'm sorry, I really don't know," then he returns to the hypnagogic state
This action explicated ought to help the reader encounter Will's "exceptional states of consciousness" in the remainder of the narration, which continue to include those in Fliess's Group II (sleep, derealization, depersonalization, and fantasy and delusion), but are joined by those in Group I (hypnosis, the hypnagogic state
, the hypnopompic state, "sleepwalking," and hysterical twilight).
Patients have presented with histories of ingesting 1/2-3 teaspoons of GHB dissolved in water; ingestion is followed within 15-60 minutes by onset of one or more of the following: vomiting, drowsiness, hypnagogic state
, hypotonia, and/or vertigo.
Free-response GESP performance during an experimental hypnagogic state
induced by visual and acoustic ganzfeld techniques: A replication and extension.