This research is based on the hypothesis that the process to shift cognition into a pattern similar to daydreaming, or to the hypnagogic and hypnopompic
states on the edge of sleep, may allow for a consciousness alteration that may enable telepathy.
Table 1 Causes of visual hallucinations (7) Causes of visual hallucinations Neurological disorders Parkinson's disease Lewy body dementia Epilepsy Brain stem lesions such as peduncular hallucinosis Migraine coma Narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome Psychiatric disorders Acute psychosis Schizophrenia Delirium Affective disorder Conversion reaction Toxic and metabolic Drug and alcohol withdrawal states Metabolic encephalopathies Hallucinogenic agents Medications or toxic side effects Miscellaneous Intense emotional experiences such as bereavement Sensory and sleep deprivation Hypnopompic
(sleep to waking) Hypnogogic (wake to sleep) transitional states Charles Bonnet syndrome
We may also occasionally experience transcendental sensations, images and sounds in the hypnopompic
state - that surreal period between sleeping and waking, when we emerge from unconsciousness but do not open our eyes straight away.
The gradual increase in volume not only makes the waking up process easier, but helps you better remember your dreams by taking you through your hypnopompic
state (the transition from asleep to awake) much slower than a standard alarm clock.
or HYPNAGOGIC HALLUCINATIONS: "This is were people suffer from a kind of hallucination just as they are drifting off to sleep or waking up.
Apparently it's called a hypnagogic hallucination (if it happens as you're going to sleep) and a hypnopompic
hallucination if Sleep's a funny old it happens as you're waking.
Mood disorders can be associated with psychosis, and hypnagogic/ hypnopompic
hallucinations may be interpreted as psychotic symptoms (40).
Hypnagogic and hypnopompic
hallucinations are often associated with sleep paralysis.
Barnhill's patient swayed the author though the patient already has a psychotic illness (as well as many other possible contributors such as drug use), but even in sleep disorders hypnopompic
or hypnagogic hallucinations are neither exclusive to narcolepsy, nor particularly pathognomonic.
According to Nicolas Slonimsky, "Etiologically, this type of composition is hypnopompic
, for it creates a subliminal state between a strong dream and a sudden reality" (Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed.
Inspired by that encounter (which others have described as a "classic hypnopompic
hallucination"), Firmage has spent the last year writing a book called "The Truth.
I was keeping body and soul together in a dual state hypnagogic and hypnopompic
on the point of falling asleep at any moment, without ever really succeeding in doing so, always on the verge of waking up without ever doing so.