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phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă),
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă)
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phantasmagoria

(făn-tăz-mă-gŏr′ē-ă) [Gr. phantasma, an appearance, + agora, assembly, gathering]
A series of phantasms, deceptive illusions, either imagined or remembered from a dream.
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As historians debate when and why the aristocracy lost power, the ever-rising middle class becomes increasingly phantasmagoric. Viewing the London opera as a microcosm of elite culture, this author offers new insights into the aristocracy's evolution and decline with a detailed analysis of opera management, subscription and attendance patterns, audience behavior, theater expansion and seating renovations, prices relative to subscribers' incomes, and changes in repertoire.
It "changed nothing less than the way we look at mind, body and spirit." Lattin credits his phantasmagoric foursome with pushing America from "mechanistic thinking to mysticism" and "from the scientific to the shamanic." New ages, it turns out, don't just happen on their own.
The film follows the artist herself on a phantasmagoric journey through the universe echoing Kubrick's thematic concerns for human evolution, progress and technology.
Thus, O'Connor traces a "phantasmagoric Yeats'" through successive stages in his career.
Eliot ecrira "I think that from Baudelaire I learned first, a precedent for the poetical possibilities, never developed by any poet writing in my own language, of the more sordid aspects of the modern metropolis, of the possibilities of fusion between the sordidly realistic and the phantasmagoric, the possibility of juxtaposition of the matter-of-fact and the fantastic.
The second chapter studies the phantasmagoric figure of Dame Opinion in the second part of the Advision Cristine, building on previous analyses of the author/narrator's realization that Dame Opinion and not Fortuna is the prime mover in human affairs.
phantasmagoric voices, the fear of trenches the light of hearth and home
This concept allows me to bring forth the phantasmagoric visions of my mind's eye to life while creating an illusion of fluidity--continuous movement of shapes and objects.
Shiel's 'Vaila', a wildly surreal story in which the aesthetics of Mervyn Peake and Edgar Allan Poe fuse to produce a phantasmagoric prose poem with strong echoes of Hamlet.
The novel frequently becomes phantasmagoric as the twins commune with animals, ancestors, past lives, and later, become each other.
Davison starts with Harrington which, though not a Gothic romance, contains a "phantasmagoric primal scene [that] is nothing short of a Gothic gem" dramatizing "the bogey of the Blood Libel that continues to haunt enlightened England" (p.