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1 feel this in my body and particularly in my eyes . . 109). In this instance, the subject might have experienced the perception of a resynthesis taking place following deautomatization of the normal percept; that is, the percept of the vase was being reconstructed outside of normal awareness and the process of reconstruction was perceived as a physical sensation. I have termed this hypothetical perceptual mode "sensory translation," defining it as the perception of psychic action (conflict, repression, problem solving, attentiveness, and so forth) via the relatively unstructured sensations of light, color, movement, force, sound, smell, or taste (Kris, 1952; Deikman, 1966b, pp.
Theoretically, deautomatization should reverse this development in the direction of primitive thought, and it is striking to note that classical accounts of mystic experience emphasize the phenomenon of Unity. Unity can be viewed as a dedifferentiation that merges all boundaries until the self is no longer experienced as a separate object and customary perceptual and cognitive distinctions are no longer applicable. In this respect, the mystic literature is consistent with the deautomatization hypothesis.
James (1929, pp. 243-244), in describing the conversion experience, states: "A third peculiarity of the assurance stale is the objective change which the world often appears to undergo, 'An appearance of newness beautifies every object' " He quotes Billy Bray: " . . I shouted for joy, I praised God with my whole heart . . I remember this, that everything looked new to me, the people, the fields, the cattle, the trees. " Another example, this one from a woman, "I pled for mercy and had a vivid realization of forgiveness and renewal of my nature.
Altered states of consciousness: a book of readings by Arnold M. Ludwig, Arthur J. Deikman, Milton H. Erickson, Gerald Vogel, M. Bertini, David Foulkes, Frederik van Eeden, Kilton Stewart, Visit Amazon's Charles T. Tart Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Charles T. Tart,