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Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
Vlad | Mentalist | Modeller | Handicapper
He is an explorer of the structure of subjective experience, seeking a deeper understanding of how people experience the world through their conscious and subconscious minds. He studies the inner worlds of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that shape our perceptions, behaviors, and choices.
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“My imagination is so good, I sometimes trip over things that aren’t even there.” - Uknown


Imagination, dreams, hallucinations, and memory are intricate phenomena that significantly impact our cognitive abilities, perception, and emotional lives. Here’s an overview of the connections between them and their relevance across different domains.

  1. Imagination
  • Facilitates creativity, problem-solving, and personal development by creating mental representations outside our present reality
  • Shares overlapping neurological pathways with memory recall and future planning
  1. Dreams
  • Offer a platform for processing subconscious material, including unresolved emotions, memories, and daily occurrences
  • Can enhance emotion regulation and cognitive flexibility through integrating new insights into long-term memory stores
  1. Hallucinations
  • Involve experiencing false perceptions without corresponding external stimuli, often linked to altered consciousness states (e.g., psychosis, NDE, hypnosis, etc.)
  • Provide valuable insights into perceptual distortions, underlying neurobiological mechanisms, and potential therapeutic applications
  1. Memory
  • Crucial for storing, retrieving, and modifying information based on previous encounters, affecting decision-making and self-concept
  • Is influenced by imagination, hallucinations, and dreams, which help reinforce consolidation, reorganize content, and promote healing

These phenomena converge within shared neural networks and mutually influence one another, emphasizing their essential roles in shaping human cognition and behavior. Studying their interactions has numerous practical implications in fields like education, therapy, and well-being enhancement. For instance, cultivating imaginative activities could foster innovation, while harnessing lucid dreaming techniques might improve emotional resilience and adaptability.

By exploring these multifaceted aspects, we gain deeper insight into our internal worlds, leading to more effective strategies for promoting psychological health, nurturing creativity, and refining cognitive functioning. Further investigations will undoubtedly reveal novel perspectives and possibilities in understanding and optimizing the human mind.


“My imagination is like a toddler with a paintbrush – colorful, messy, and guaranteed to cause trouble.” - Uknown

  1. Imagination
  • Encourages creativity: Generates original ideas and solutions to problems, driving artistic expression, scientific discovery, and invention.
  • Promotes adaptability: Allows individuals to mentally rehearse future situations, preparing them for real-life challenges.
  • Supports learning: Helps learners visualize complex concepts, improving retention and comprehension.
  • Enhances motivation: Creates positive expectations and anticipation, fueling goal pursuit and achievement.
  1. Dream
  • Reinforces memory consolidation: Transfers short-term memories to long-term storage, strengthening recall and integration.
  • Processes emotional regulation: Addresses unresolved feelings and distress, restoring balance and maintaining psychological stability.
  • Incubates insightful problem solving: Connects seemingly disparate pieces of information, facilitating breakthroughs and innovations.
  • Serves as a safe space: Experiences intense emotions, fears, or fantasies without causing harm or disruption to waking life.
  1. Hallucination
  • Reveals neural plasticity: Highlights the brain’s capacity to modify its function following injury, disease, or changes in the environment.
  • Exposes unusual perceptual patterns: Discloses unique sensory interpretations, enriching understanding of individual differences.
  • Suggests therapeutic opportunities: Opens up possibilities for using controlled hallucinatory experiences in treating certain disorders (e.g., PTSD).
  • Illuminates altered consciousness states: Expands awareness of diverse conscious experiences, challenging traditional definitions and assumptions.
  1. Memory
  • Strengthens identity: Stores autobiographical narratives, preserving personal history and continuity over time.
  • Optimizes skill acquisition: Consolidates procedural memories, enabling automation and proficiency in tasks.
  • Guides social interaction: Retains social norms, customs, and relational dynamics, informing appropriate behaviors.
  • Advances knowledge transfer: Conveys cultural heritage, historical records, and expert wisdom across generations.

Overall, tapping into these resources offers myriad advantages, ranging from improved cognitive functions to enhanced emotional well-being. To fully capitalize on their potential benefits, continued exploration and application of cutting-edge research is imperative.


Cultural factors have profoundly shaped humanity’s understanding and appreciation of imagination, dreams, hallucinations, and memory since time immemorial. Delving into cross-cultural histories provides fascinating insights into divergent conceptions and uses of these phenomena.


  • African societies revered storytelling traditions as vital tools for transmitting communal values, history, and moral lessons, underscoring the power of collective imagination.
  • Native American tribes utilized vivid imagery in creation myths, rituals, and artwork, celebrating the symbiosis between nature, spirituality, and human ingenuity.
  • East Asian cultures embraced Zen Buddhist principles, advocating meditation and introspection to unlock latent faculties of mindfulness, intuition, and creativity.
  • Ancient Greek philosophy attributed imagination to the faculty of forming mental pictures. Aristotle believed it played a key role in reasoning and creativity.
  • Renaissance thinkers regarded imagination as central to art, literature, and science, bridging rationality and emotion.
  • Modern psychology recognizes imagination as a fundamental aspect of cognition, underpinning problem-solving, empathy, and motivation.


  • Indigenous Australian communities viewed dreams as potent conduits linking ancestral spirits, personal transformation, and environmental harmony, inspiring elaborate dreamtime narratives.
  • Islamic civilization advanced dream interpretation methods rooted in Quranic teachings, ascribing divine guidance and revelatory properties to nocturnal visions.
  • European folklore teemed with tales of prophetic dreams, omens, and supernatural beings, instilling wonder, trepidation, and fascination amongst peasantry and nobility alike.
  • Early civilizations considered dreams messages from gods, ancestors, or spirits; e.g., ancient Egyptians practiced dream incubation at temples dedicated to Serapis.
  • Classical antiquity posited theories regarding dream interpretation, notably articulated by Homer in the Iliad and Odyssey and systematically analyzed by Freud in his work on psychoanalysis.
  • Contemporary neuroscientific research elucidates the biological foundations of REM and non-REM sleep stages, revealing distinct physiological correlates related to memory consolidation, emotional regulation, and problem-solving.


  • Mesoamerican civilizations employed entheogenic plants (e.g., peyote, psilocybin mushrooms) in religious ceremonies to induce vision quests, transcendental journeys, and communion with deities.
  • Traditional Chinese medicine recognized spirit possession and ghost sightings as legitimate manifestations of illness, attributing somatic symptoms to malevolent forces or imbalanced energies.
  • Aboriginal Australians interpreted unusual perceptions as portents, apparitions, or embodiments of deceased kinfolk, guiding tribal conduct and social order.
  • Historical accounts document instances of auditory and visual hallucinations dating back thousands of years, reportedly experienced by religious figures, mystics, and prophets.
  • The eighteenth century marked increased interest in studying abnormal mental states, prompted by pioneering works like Philippe Pinel’s Treatise on Insanity (1801), laying the groundwork for modern psychiatry.
  • Current scholarship focuses on defining diagnostic criteria, assessing prevalence rates, and developing targeted treatments for conditions involving hallucinations, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.


  • Polynesian islanders masterfully navigated vast ocean expanses via celestial navigation techniques, perpetuating indigenous oral traditions and safeguarding cultural legacy.
  • Jewish culture placed great emphasis on remembering covenants, commandments, and liturgies, preserving sacred scripture through meticulous recitation and scribal transmission.
  • Indian Vedic texts extolled mnemonic prowess, employing intricate verse structures (shlokas) and rhythmic chants (mantras) to encode esoteric wisdom.
  • Antiquity pondered questions concerning memory, epitomized by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and techniques devised by classical rhetoricians.
  • Medieval scholars developed sophisticated memory systems, particularly the monastic tradition of memorizing vast quantities of sacred texts.
  • Nineteenth-century emergence of experimental psychology led to systematic investigation of memory processes, culminating in landmark studies by Ebbinghaus and Bartlett.
  • Present day witnesses burgeoning interdisciplinary efforts combining computational modeling, neuroimaging, genetics, and artificial intelligence to probe memory structure and function

Cross-pollinating these cultural vignettes engenders a kaleidoscopic panorama of the human intellect, showcasing remarkable parallels and contrasts amidst global diversity. Such pluralistic viewpoints not only enrich our comprehension but also challenge preconceived notions, inviting critical reflection upon universal themes inherent in imagination, dreams, hallucinations, and memory.


Despite sharing some overlap, imagination, dreams, hallucinations, and memory exhibit distinctive features and functions. Analyzing their primary differences and similarities yields valuable insights into these captivating human capacities.


  • Subjectivity: Both individual and culturally dependent, they all reflect idiosyncratic interpretations of inner experiences, filtered through personal biases and beliefs.
  • Multidisciplinary interest: They engage researchers from diverse fields, including psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology, fostering cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies.
  • Adaptiveness: Each phenomenon contributes to coping mechanisms, problem-solving strategies, and survival tactics, demonstrating functional utility across varying ecological niches.
Phenomenon Definition Function Characteristics
Imagination Constructing mental images, scenes, or concepts Problem-solving, creativity Voluntary control, largely detached from current reality
Dream Sequences of thoughts, emotions, and actions occurring in sleep Memory consolidation, emotional processing Often involuntary, incorporates recent experiences, episodic elements
Hallucination False perceptions lacking external stimulus Coping mechanism, symptom of disorder Typically involuntary, perceived as reality, can be auditory, visual, olfactory, etc.
Memory Storage, retrieval, modification of information Learning, adaptation Depends on encoding strength, duration, accessibility

While there exist discernible variations, overlaps remain apparentβ€”particularly when considering dreamlike qualities of hallucinations, imaginative components of memory, and so forth. Overall, distinguishing between these capacities necessitates a rigorous examination of specific attributes, contexts, and operational definitions.


  • Sitting by side so you can perceive nuances in facial expression, gestures, and coloration of the skin and not stay in the way of a client who is accessing their images and creating metaphors in front of them.
  • Modulate your voice and speak slowly and melodically.
  • Be interested in client exploration.
  • Repeat the client’s words using his voice delivery. For instance, when the client spoke about an exciting event, his face lightened up, his words speeded up and his tone of voice was higher. As a professional, you are, to match his expression or attend acting class to learn essentials.
  • Connect the question and experience with coordinating conjunction and/as/when.


“Last night I dreamt I could fly. Woke up to find myself still sprawled on the couch, with a drool puddle for a cape.” - *Unknown"

Vlad: “Hello, What can I do for you today?”

Client: “I got my planning board and I can fairly well imagine what my life will be once I accomplished all the goals I set for myself. Whoever I got the sense that I live in daydream and I would like to make it more real and present.”

Vlad: “I can help you help yourself after I confirm the fact that your goals are attainable, you know personally at least 3 persons who reached similar goals and you know they were in similar situations at the start as you are now. The process is initiated and maintained by you, you can observe feedback and adjust the process to reach your goals accordingly.”

Client: “I know that some of my goals are higher and I know 10 women from my family, school, job, and life who reached them. All of them are in my hands so to speak and I am keeping a journal where I am holding track of my progress.”

Vlad: “I would like you to allow yourself to relax and let yourself be free to explore. Start imagining as you normally do and point to the location, where you sense yourself, noticing the images, sounds, voices, and touches. If there are smells and tastes. After gently merging into remembering some of the vivid dreams point to the location, where you sense yourself, observing the images, sounds, voices, and touches. If there are smells and tastes. Have you ever positively hallucinated something, for instance, you thought that you had left a meal in the fridge and when you opened the fridge it wasn’t there. Point to the location, where you sense yourself, noticing the images, sounds, voices, and touches. If there are smells and tastes. Gently move to cherished memory and point to the location, where you sense yourself, noticing the images, sounds, voices, and touches. If there are smells and tastes. Submodalities

Client: “When I imagine I see myself in front of me on the left doing the activities. Everyone is happy and smiling. I see it in color, the size is smaller than life, and I hear myself talking with a distant voice. the sounds are coming from the frame. When dreaming I sense my body and surroundings, I am in the movie, can see, hear, and touch things as in real life. I just can’t smell. The time isn’t real. When I woke up I knew what I was dreaming and could differentiate between real life. While hallucinating I am in my body during the very short movie, I keep focus just on the action, telling myself in a loop what I am thinking about in a relaxed state. A memory I have to pay attention to is full surround life-size experience with sensory qualities I am habituated to.”

Vlad: “If you agree with me choose one goal from your planning board to learn the process. Afterward, we might refine and utilize the strategy for you to reach your goals.”

Client: “I have chosen one.”

Vlad: “Allow yourself to enter the state of Imagining, placing the goal in front of you on the left seeing and hearing yourself from the distance in the frame. Observe the gentle transformation of the goal into a dream state. You can see through your eyes, hear through your ears, touch with hands and you may release that isn’t real as you can’t smell and time is distorted in strange pattern and as you feel your body sitting in the chair you may start feeling curious about what’s happening next, when you see yourself in very short movie, keeping focus on the process of reaching the goal, telling yourself in the loop what you are thinking about in relaxed state as your body and mind slowly and softly transition into memory remembering what steps you have taken to accomplish this goal here and now, the challenges which make you more resourceful on the way. Take all the time you need. Allow yourself to fully immerse in your surroundings and experience the sensory qualities of the goal. Going back to the beginning Imagining, dreaming, hallucinating, remembering… Adjusting, and refining the process till you are fully satisfied with the result. And when you are ready come back and let me know what you have learned.”

Client: “My experience had changed as well as my feeling. I do sense as I have done it and even recall solutions to some of the challenges. Thanks”

Vlad: “To connect deeply you might consider the Core transformation method by Connirae Andreas. Allow me to guide you in the next 30 minutes.”

Client: “Ok. Let’s go for it.”

Core Transformation

Client: “Something had changed. I can feel more relaxed now and connected with my inner me. Thanks very much.”

Vlad: “You are welcome. From the state of deep connection that radiates through, transforms, and enriches your initial feeling. How do you feel about yourself now and in the future?”

Client: “I was checking repeatedly and I’ve got this strange feeling that I know that I have done it in the future.”

Vlad: “That’s good to hear. Good luck.”


Note: Always ensure proper safety measures and informed consent before conducting any hypnotic session.

Stage One: Deepening Imagination

Begin by establishing rapport and setting the scene for relaxation and focused attention. Guide your client through progressive muscle relaxation exercises or breathing techniques to achieve a state of calm and tranquility.

  1. Invite your client to envision a serene landscape - perhaps a beach, forest, or meadow - where they feel safe and comfortable.

“Allow yourself to drift away to a peaceful place… See the vibrant colors around you… Smell the fresh air…”

  1. Gradually encourage them to populate the scene with imaginary objects, people, or sounds, tailored to their preferences and interests.

“As you settle in, imagine placing a favorite book nearby… Now hear the rustling leaves overhead…”

Stage Two: Merging Imagination and Dream

Transition smoothly from guided imagery towards immersion in a semi-lucid dreamscape.

  1. Introduce subtle shifts in perspective and control, blurring boundaries between voluntary imagination and involuntary dreaming.

“Notice the sunset changing hues now… You didn’t plan this, did you? Just letting go, observing what unfolds…”

  1. Foster curiosity and acceptance, reframing unexpected elements as natural extensions of the evolving narrative.

“Welcome those clouds drifting by… Notice shapes emerging, dissolving, reforming… Simply observe…”

Stage Three: Escalating to Hallucination

Gradually intensify the experience, encouraging heightened sensory involvement and diminished critical evaluation.

  1. Amplify sensory inputs, urging clients to engage multiple modalities simultaneously.

“Feel the warmth radiating off the sand beneath you… Taste the salty sea breeze… Listen closely to whispers carried by the wind…”

  1. Challenge rigid categorizations, normalizing ambiguity and fluidity between imagined, remembered, and perceived phenomena.

“Is that melody familiar? It feels like something heard long ago yet entirely new… Trust whatever arises spontaneously…”

Stage Four: Integrating Experience as Memory

Finally, facilitates the transition from temporary hallucinatory episodes to enduring memorial traces.

  1. Affirm the uniqueness and value of the experience, reinforcing its potential impact on future thoughts, decisions, or behaviors.

“Take a moment to appreciate this extraordinary journey… Knowing it will shape your days ahead in meaningful ways…”

  1. Slowly guide clients back to full wakefulness, anchoring residual impressions firmly within their conscious awareness.

“Return gently to your physical surroundings now… Carrying this adventure forward as a cherished memory…”

Remember, individual responses vary widely during hypnotic sessions – always prioritize ethical considerations and maintain flexible scripts responsive to clients’ needs.


Disclaimer: Always respect individual preferences and limits when offering guided meditations, ensuring comfort and agency throughout the practice.

Phase One: Engaging Imagination

Establish a relaxed atmosphere conducive to contemplation and introspection. Begin by focusing on breath or gentle body scan exercises to center oneself in the present moment.

  1. Invoke a calming image - possibly a garden, waterfall, or cozy room - serving as a foundation for further exploration.

“Visualize a sanctuary that resonates deeply with you… Allow its soothing presence to fill your senses…”

  1. Progressively add details, textures, and ambiance according to personal inclinations.

“Intuitively summon elements enhancing your haven’s tranquility… Perhaps soft music, fragrant flowers, or flickering candles?”

Phase Two: Morphing Into Dream

Dissolve structured visualizations, surrendering to spontaneous, free-flowing associations reminiscent of dream sequences.

  1. Encourage openness and curiosity, permitting random thoughts, emotions, or sensations to emerge organically.

Observe the shifting tableau before you… Letting go of expectation, simply witnessing each fleeting impression…”

  1. Validate unpredictable turns, viewing them as integral parts of the meditative journey rather than distractions.

“Acknowledge surprising appearances without judgment… Greet every encounter graciously, knowing it enriches your experience.”

Phase Three: Flowing Towards Hallucination

Deepen the immersion, merging meditative absorption with heightened perceptual sensitivity.

  1. Gently amplify sensory engagement, attuning to subtle nuances often overlooked during ordinary awareness.

“Delight in minute particulars surrounding you… The delicate dance of shadows, murmurs of distant conversation, tantalizing aromas wafting by…”

  1. Reflect upon the porous boundary separating imagined, recalled, and perceived phenomena, acknowledging their mutual influences.

“Ponder the interplay between imagination, memory, and direct sensation… Recognizing how effortlessly they merge and separate…”

Phase Four: Embedding as Memory

Conclude by assimilating the experience into lasting remembrance, honoring its transformative potential.

  1. Express gratitude for the opportunity to explore these inner landscapes, trusting their lingering effects on waking life.

“Express heartfelt thanks for this precious gift… Knowing it will infuse your existence with greater depth and meaning…”

  1. Gradually shift focus back to external reality, carrying the essence of the meditation along.

“Slowly return your attention to the here and now… Bearing the fruits of this voyage within your ever-expanding memory…”

Ultimately, remember that everyone’s meditative journey differs - honor individual paths and rhythms, fostering an inclusive space for exploration.


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Q: What constitutes imagination?

A: Imagination refers to the ability to form mental images, concepts, or scenarios independent of immediate sensory input. It plays a crucial role in creativity, problem-solving, learning, and decision-making.

Q: Can animals demonstrate imagination?

A: Though limited evidence exists, some researchers argue that select species display signs of imaginative behavior, such as play or tool usage. However, humans appear uniquely adept at generating abstract symbols, engaging in pretend play, and inventing fictional narratives.

Q: Do certain personality traits affect imagination?

A: Yes, openness to experience – one of the Big Five personality traits – positively correlates with imagination, creativity, and curiosity. Individuals high in openness tend to score higher on tests measuring imaginative capabilities.


Q: Why do we dream?

A: Scientists propose several hypotheses explaining why we dream, including memory consolidation, emotional processing, and problem-solving. While no single theory prevails, most agree that dreams serve important functions in cognitive and emotional well-being.

Q: Are dreams universally symbolic?

A: No, cross-cultural comparisons indicate that dream symbols vary greatly depending on individual backgrounds, experiences, and societal norms. Universal agreement on specific symbols remains elusive due to highly variable interpretations.

Q: Can lucid dreaming benefit mental health?

A: Studies suggest that practicing lucid dreaming may improve self-esteem, confidence, anxiety management, and nightmares resolution. Additionally, training in lucidity techniques can increase metacognitive awareness, enhancing overall psychological functioning.


Q: What causes hallucinations?

A: Various factors can trigger hallucinations, including neurological conditions (e.g., migraines, seizures), substance abuse, sensory deprivation, extreme stress, or sleep disturbances. Some individuals with exceptional creativity report experiencing mild forms of hallucinations during moments of inspiration or peak performance.

Q: Are hallucinations indicative of mental illness?

A: Though frequently associated with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, hallucinations alone do not necessarily imply mental illness. Many healthy individuals occasionally experience benign forms of hallucinations, especially after prolonged periods of isolation or fatigue.

Q: Can hallucinations be managed effectively?

A: Yes, treatment options depend on the underlying cause of hallucinations. Pharmaceuticals, counseling, lifestyle modifications, or support groups may prove helpful in alleviating distressing symptoms and improving overall quality of life.


Q: What types of memory exist?

A: Scholars generally recognize three main categories of memory: sensory, short-term, and long-term. Within each category, additional subtypes include working memory, declarative memory, semantic memory, procedural memory, and others.

Q: Does forgetting signify impaired memory?

A: Forgetting does not necessarily mean one possesses poor memory. On the contrary, occasional lapses allow brains to filter irrelevant data, making way for essential information. Moreover, active retrieval practices bolster neuronal connections responsible for robust recall.

Q: How does aging impact memory?

A: Normal aging typically involves declines in explicit memory (remembering facts and episodes) while leaving implicit memory relatively preserved (automatic skills and habits). Age-related memory loss usually manifests gradually, differing considerably from rapid deterioration seen in degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.


  • Ever tried talking to someone who thinks they’re from the future? Don’t bother arguing with them; they already know everything!
  • My wife accused me of having selective memory today… Well, who doesn’t, right? I mean, honestly, who chooses to remember math equations?
  • They say cooking is easy if you follow directions… Yeah, tell that to my oven timer, which keeps insisting I forgot about dinner again!
  • Have you ever gone shopping in your dreams? Be careful; sometimes, even imaginary money runs out!
  • Just because you remember taking drugs doesn’t mean you took them. But wait, maybe YOU were the hallucination! Whoa…mind blown!
  • If you could have any superpower, but it only worked in your head, what would you choose? Telekinesis! No heavy lifting is required!
  • Heard a band playing classic rock songs backward last night… Turns out, they weren’t covers; they were just really bad at writing original hits!
  • If you square root negative one in your dreams, does that mean you’re imaginary? The profound question, isn’t it?
  • Ever seen a squirrel wearing pants? Me neither, but I bet it would look hilarious if they did!
  • History repeats itself because nobody pays attention during first-period class! Wait, wasn’t that supposed to be geometry?!
  • My grandpa claims he invented Post-It Notes, but unfortunately, his memory isn’t sticky enough to prove it!
  • Watched Titanic in my dreams last night. Fortunately, Jack had magical powers and saved Leonardo DiCaprio from sinking! Talk about happy endings!
  • I saw Star Wars in my dreams last night. Unfortunately, Han Solo kept getting stuck inside carbonite walls! At least Chewbacca got plenty of exercise barking orders!
  • I once saw a dog wearing glasses and thought he was reading minds. Turns out, he was just checking himself out in the mirror!
  • Friendly reminder: Never trust a bear riding a unicycle. There’s something fishy going on there!


  • Imagination is like a blank canvas waiting for splashes of color and bold brush strokes to bring it alive.
  • An idle mind is like fertile soil; plant seeds of imagination, and watch them bloom into magnificent creations.
  • Dreams are silent movies whispering stories untold, screenplays written by moonlight and directed by starlight.
  • Like a river flowing through the valleys of sleep, dreams carve channels of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow within our hearts.
  • Floating petals of fantasy tickle our senses, giving birth to phantoms born from the lotus flower of hallucination.
  • Memories are invisible tattoos etching themselves onto the fabric of our souls, forever binding us to moments passed.
  • Our minds are libraries filled with dusty volumes of yesteryears, echoing whispered secrets from forgotten corners.
  • Imagination fuels dreams, igniting fires that warm cold nights and cast dancing shadows on cave walls of slumber.
  • Dreams breathe life into imagination, granting wings to flightless thoughts yearning to touch the azure heavens above.
  • Hallucinations haunt memories, painting spectral images over faded photographs locked away in mental archives.
  • Memories anchor hallucinations, providing solid footing amid swirling whirlpools of uncertainty and confusion.
  • Language dances hand-in-hand with metaphor, pirouetting gracefully through labyrinthine corridors of thought and emotion.
  • Metaphors weave tapestries of understanding, cloaking abstract concepts in tangible garments stitched together by threads of analogy.
  • Hallucinations are mirrors reflecting alternate realities, warped and twisted versions of truth lurking behind the veils of perception.


@book Richard Bandler and John Grinder, 1975; Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Volume I ISBN 9780916990015

@abook Grinder, John; Richard Bandler (1981). Connirae Andreas, Trance-Formations: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Structure of Hypnosis, ISBN 0-911226-23-0, 1981

@book Rosen, Sidney, 1982; My Voice Will Go with You: The teaching tales of Milton H. Erickson ISBN 978-0393301359

@book George Lakoff & Mark Johnson, 1980; Metaphors We Live By ISBN 978-0226468013

@abook Steve @ Connirae Andreas, 1988; Change Your Mind and Keep the Change: Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions ISBN 978-0911226294

@link The Wholeness Work

@link Core Transformation


“Tried using my imagination to clean the house today. Ended up picturing a pizza instead. Guess chores will wait.” - Uknown

I have read books, watched videos, attended seminars, and practiced on myself and others. My interest in CONVERTING THE IMAGINATION to DREAM to HALLUCINATION AND MEMORY arose from searching for reliable techniques that I could use to improve my life and life of others. I learned NLP and hypnosis techniques in NLP and hypnosis seminars from Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, Steve and Connirae Andreas, and Ormond McGill, gathering, from friends, books, articles, and video and audio courses. I have practiced with myself and others and I can say my overall experience is good. Transforming kinesthetic sensation is the one of valued techniques I come across. I do recommend that you search for a practitioner who has knowledge, skills, experience, and elegance for your first session.


  • Imagination:
    • Ignites creativity and innovation, sparking flames of possibility in the darkness of routine.
    • Acts as a bridge connecting dreams, hallucinations, and memories, fusing fragments of perception into coherent wholes.
  • Dream:
    • Catalysts for change, dreams inspire revolutions brewing beneath placid surfaces, pushing against barriers erected by convention.
    • Windows into hidden realms of desire and aspiration, dreams offer glimpses of selves yet unexplored, awaiting discovery.
  • Hallucination:
    • Challenges certainties, probing edges of reality and questioning borders drawn around consensus.
    • Teaches us humility, exposing vulnerabilities masked by presumptions of objective understanding.
  • Memory:
    • Roots us in our personal histories, branching outwards into webs spun from countless strands of experience.
    • Empowered by memory, we navigate the uncertain waters of tomorrow armed with compasses pointing steadfastly toward horizons charted by hindsight.
  • Unified Perspective:
    • Together, imagination, dreams, hallucinations, and memories craft narratives woven from yarns spun by the loom of consciousness.
    • Threads of past, present, and future intertwined, fashioning exquisite fabrics adorned with iridescent jewels of metaphor and simile.
    • Through these lenses, we gaze upon ourselves reflected within infinite prisms of perception, marveling at the beauty contained within the boundlessness of being.

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