non-ordinary conscious state: I hypnagogic state

A hypnagogic state ( a non-ordinary conscious state) may exist transiently between waking and sleeping either when going to sleep, when sleeping very lightly or when waking up.  It may be very realistic particularly when ‘dozing’ for long periods of time.

Often there are distortions of the sensation of time or body form:

beginning and ending at the same time

entirely in the present

there were continual beginners

there were continual doers

trance-like state in which time stood still

dreaming of being


stuck in the immediate present like a stuck record

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