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The literary characterization of a person, real or fictional, which uses psychoanalytic and psychological categories and theories; a psychological biography or character description.
[psycho- + G. graphē, a writing]
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The story of George's "faked" automatic writing is well-known.
Essick, Viscomi and Phillips take their cue to expand the interpretation of Blake's ideas of relief etching without being very aware of the legacy of Todd's Surrealist ideas which are the historical origin, as I have shown, of their adaptation of the automatic writing techniques of printing so widespread amongst Todd/Surrealist contemporaries [sic]" (42).
Leonard, Eileen Garrett, and other extraordinary mediums is based on Xavier's automatic writing of hundreds of books and the apparently anomalous information he conveyed to many people.
Automatic writing is the practice of producing text, in which the person producing it does not acknowledge it as coming from his or her central place of identity.
While spiritualism never really coalesced around a particular church or institution, it grew into a definite cultural practice, one involving Ouija boards, sances, automatic writing, strange electrical devices that looked like they came from the laboratory of Thomas Edison and, at least on occasion, outright fraud.
The cosignatory of this manifesto stands out because of the attention he paid to automatic writing and automatism in general.
What he recommended for the finding of one's most personal originality is something to which we have given the least personal of names: automatic writing.
Justifiably considered to be the quintessential work on "facilitated behavior" brought about by unconscious muscle movements that gave rise to severe misunderstandings of such commonplace metaphysical phenomena and activities as the Ouija boards, mind-reading, divining rods, and automatic writing, Nonconscious Movements is a welcome contribution to the psychology underlying the processes of all manner of so-called spiritually facilitated or metaphysically enhanced communications.
Beginning with the process of defining what is meant by "extraordinary", Susan goes on to deal with the metaphysical aspects and psychological elements involving dreams, visions, encounters with the senses of the body, intuitive wisdom, automatic writing, precognition, near-death experiences, psychic energy, and more.
The familiar story of his wife George's automatic writing is told with restraint, sanity and emotional insight.
Responding to dream voices who guided her in automatic writing, she made a faithful record of all the "instructors" told her, and Foster quotes a number of illuminating passages from her notebooks to show how vital these communications were to Yeats's major prose works, especially A Vision, and to the magnificent poems he wrote in his later years.

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