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Abnormal Psychology (International Library of Psychology), by Isador CORIAT

By Isador CORIAT

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For instance, in the hysterical patient, an hysterical convulsion may be incomprehensible to both subject and observer, yet this convulsive 1 Dr. Prince has also suggested the following classification. He would use the term “subconscious” in a generic sense, as implying all detached states of consciousness. This term he further subdivides into “coconscious,” meaning an active thinking process, and “unconscious,” which is equivalent to unconscious brain thinking, a process which is unaccompanied by consciousness of any sort.

These are usually very vague at first, but later become more distinct. Like automatic writing, crystal visions may take place in normal individuals, although they are produced with greater ease in those persons who have an abnormal instability or who are victims of a pathological disintegration of the personality. In the Beauchamp case, the crystal visions threw considerable light on the experiences of the various personalities. In one of our cases (Mrs. Y. 1), it served as a device for reproducing some of the incidents of the split personality.

She carried out a long series of experiments, some 322 in number, upon herself, and obtained as many “consciously” written pieces of script. That she was already accustomed to having her subconscious mental life “tapped,” so to speak, is expressly stated. In 1889–1892 she had recorded and later published a series of observations on herself in crystal gazing. She allowed this faculty to remain dormant, however, until after repeated attempts, she found herself able to produce automatic writing in 1901.

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