In Latin, allucinari means "to perceive objects with no reality," yet in a broader sense, hallucinatory
encounters may not be limited only to seeing things that are not, but may also include not seeing things that are, thus adding loss of world to loss of self.
Moans of pain, chilling cries, and hallucinatory
salutations come out of the "worst ward," where the patients are kept in a circle of beds so the attendant can make repetitive rounds in minutes, ring-master tending his acts under death's big top.
His first book, The Free-Lance Pallbearers, by turns hilarious, scalding and hallucinatory
, takes aim at government, religion, white people, black people, pop culture and academia, just to name a few targets.
It should be noted that the illegal, mind-altering drink, absinthe, banned in many nations for its hallucinatory
qualifies, is made from a different wormwood plant, Artemisia absinthe, If a little psychedelic head-trip is what you're looking for, be aware that absinthe is illegal in most countries and its use carries strict penalties, especially in Europe.
Furthermore, its attempt at creating the requisite post-teen sex fest/apocalyptic atmosphere of hallucinatory
fatalism falls so short that its 75-minute running time seems positively glacial as opposed to the intended meditative.
Blaine revisits his sleep-deprived, hallucinatory
ordeal in tonight's programme with behind-the-scenes footage of his amazing feat.
This was called imaginative or hallucinatory
justice and its possibilities were endless.
These interludes about the intense need to write, reflecting upon the creative act of writing are astutely yet discretely interspersed throughout a text that is otherwise richly layered with intricate events, and strange happenings that border on the absurd if not the hallucinatory
. It is as if the act of writing would be the centering act that would help maintain the sanity of the narrator.
The Health and Welfare Ministry decided Monday to make illegal the chemical compound "2C-B," which has a strong hallucinatory
and stimulatory effect, under the Narcotics Control Law, ministry officials said.
episodes can be either positive (seeing stimuli that are not present) or negative (not seeing stimuli that are present), though positive hallucinations are much more common.
Dreams, nightmares, ravings from agrarian cultures, harmless folklore rubbish, the cumbersome relics of incomprehensible cults of grain and seed, liturgical daydreams of rude worshippers of the bread and wine (of the kind in which a powerful God makes a hidden offering of himself), hallucinatory
and short lived parousia and traumatic epiphanies, the dreams of the sick and fairytale novels all seem to have survived only in the Third World of undernourished visionaries." (vii)
Donoso's masterpiece, El obsceno pajaro de la noche (1970; The Obscene Bird of Night), presented a hallucinatory
, often grotesque, world and captured the fears, frustrations, dreams, and obsessions of his characters with profound psychological insight.