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#1    Beany

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

I ran across this word while reading a review of Oliver Sacks' new book, Hallucinations. The Wiki definition: Heautoscopy is a term used in psychiatry and neurology for the reduplicativehallucination of "seeing one's own body at a distance".[1]It can occur as a symptom in schizophrenia[2] and epilepsy. Heautoscopy is considered as one possible explanation for thedoppelgänger phenomena. Here's a link to a brief video of Sacks talking about it: http://www.webofstor...y/53912.  Sacks believes hallucinations are medical symptoms, not always malign, and are pretty common, including phantom limbs, OBE, PTSD, hauntings, and ecstatic & religions halluncinations.

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