creative hallucination

creative hallucination
   The term creative hallucination stems from the literature on hypnotism. It is used to denote a * complex or * compound hallucination prompted by a relatively simple perceptual stimulus in one of the sensory modalities. The Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) gives an example of "the appearance of hallucinatory processes through simple stimulations of touch." As Jung maintains, "The patient's subconscious uses these simple perceptions for the automatic construction of complicated scenes which then take possession of his restricted consciousness." Creative hallucinations can be classified as a variant of * reflex hallucinations.
   Jung, C.G. (1957). On the psychology and pathology ofso-called occult phenomena.In: C.G. Jung. The collected works. Volume 1. Translated by Hull, R.F.C. Edited by Read, H., Fordham, M., Adler, G. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

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