writing (or automatism) is a surrealist technique where one starts
writing while in a "receptive" frame of mind. The idea
is to start writing, and continue without thinking of what is starting
to appear. Write as fast as you can, not stopping to make any corrections
or revisions within your text. Go ahead, give it a try!
Writing (via Encyclopedia
In spiritualism, writing produced involuntarily when the subject's
attention is ostensibly directed elsewhere. The phenomenon may
occur when the subject is in an alert waking state or in a hypnotic
trance, usually during a sťance. What is produced may be unrelated
words, fragments of poetry, epithets, puns, obscenities, or well-organized
fantasies. During the late 19th century, at the height of popular
interest in the phenomenon, inspiration for automatic writing
was generally attributed to external or supernatural forces. Since
the advent, around 1900, of theories of personality that postulate
unconscious as well as conscious motivation, the inspiration for
automatic writing has been assumed to be completely internal.
psychodynamic theories of personality propose that traits, attitudes,
motives, impulses, and memories that are incompatible with the
person's conscious awareness may be dissociated from awareness
and rarely expressed overtly in the course of normal waking behaviour.
These elements may be revealed, however, in the content of automatic
of these works
take the form of traditional poetry, others are just a jumble of
I just think it's kind of silly, don't you? Fuzzy hairy noseballs.
I am seen to noone. Heard to all. Thoughts transcend consciousness
above all things the need to express.
Thirsty blue curled up toes, lying on your couch I dream of pumpernickle
horsehoes. Clinging to an afterthought. Three tiny pebbles set in
once had a dream that I could fly.
It was a wonderful dream.
I soared high above the treetops,
Lookin down on all the tiny people.
"Miniscule ants" I thought.
(Are there any other kind?)
My kitchen appliances don't bother me anymore.
Emotion provokes thought.
Thought spurs action.
Action berates innocence.
Innocence creates ignorance.
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