dream state

dream state

a condition of altered consciousness in which a person does not recognize the environment and reacts in a manner opposed to his or her usual behavior, as by flight or an act of violence. The state is seen in epilepsy and certain disorders. See also automatism, fugue.

dream state

The state of diminished consciousness in which the surroundings are perceived as if in a dream.
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Here she sighed, and, putting the thought of marriage away, fell into a dream state, in which she became another person, and the whole world seemed changed.
Absolute dud--A nuclear weapon which, when launched at or emplaced on a target, fails to explode Absence of war : dream state be ours [bow our heads] what is it to pray for a state of failure to keep the peace as if understanding the definition of peace obsolete .
Dr John Peever of the University of Toronto, Canada, has since found the cells responsible for the dream state - called REM-active neurons - and his team have learned how to control the cells in rodents, and in the process, dreaming.
Nicholls cites the Surrealist Manifesto as an inspiration, emphasizing the subconscious or the dream state in the core of her imagery.
Even a modern city can transform itself into a sort of dream state, as Craig Gibson discovers on the streets of leper, bitterly known to Canadians as Ypres.
Manifest interaction with Alien's telepathically through a lucid dream state or perhaps a physical state.
Also included are mindfulness exercises, meditations, visualizations, dream yoga exercises, dreamless sleep induction methods, bardo yoga practices (in which one uses the dream state to practice dying), and methods of cutting through the illusion of form during waking life ("Look at the experience of yesterday from the perspective of today.
I spent half the day feeling like I was in some kind of dream state with floating floors and warped perspectives and the rest trying to walk in a straight line without tripping over things that seemed closer than they were
In my poems I have used the words sublime, dream state, nostalgia, island, longing, creature,fish, whitest of whites .
I had long been tempted to write about this intermittent life, almost like a dream state though different, but only gradually did I begin to find the form.
The narrator spends his time oscillating between reality and dream state in an inner spiral to avenge this slap.
Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple: Tips and Techniques for Insight, Creativity, and Personal Growth provides tools to beginners interested in the concept and achievement of lucid dreaming, which involves consciously directing actions experienced in the dream state, and is recommended for any who would conduct personal explorations of the subconscious mind.