12 Facts About Automatic writing


Automatic writing, called psychography, is a claimed psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing.

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Scientists and skeptics consider automatic writing to be the result of the ideomotor effect and even proponents of automatic writing admit it has been the source of innumerable cases of self-delusion.

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The spread of Chinese cultural techniques, such as printing and painting, introduced the influence of "spirit Automatic writing", practiced by Japanese Zen Obaku monks, who were said to communicate with an ancient Taoist sage credited with creating the kung fu system.

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Automatic writing said he felt "owned by something else", sometimes feeling a sensation in the right arm he claimed was lifted into the air without his will.

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Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell who conducted a detailed examination of the "spirit" Automatic writing, concluded it had no resemblance to Lincoln's handAutomatic writing and described the message as "bogus".

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Automatic writing has provoked both skepticism and credulity from Catholic laity and clergy, as well as the skeptical community at large.

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Automatic writing concluded that the automatic writing phenomenon was an effect of autosuggestion produced by autohypnotization, leading to the emergence of a secondary self.

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In 1927, psychiatrist Harold Dearden wrote that automatic writing is a psychological method of "tapping" the unconscious mind and there is nothing mysterious about it.

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Automatic writing behavior was discovered by Dilek Evyapan and Emre Kumral in three patients with right hemispheric damage.

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Automatic writing is touted by medium Bonnie Page in a Sentinel and Enterprise article as a method of accessing claircognizance abilities.

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Automatic writing is featured prominently in the 1961 episode of Perry Mason, The Case of the Meddling Medium.

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William S Burroughs has described his book Naked Lunch as "automatic writing gone horribly wrong" and believed he found his subconscious taken over by a hostile entity.

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