there seems to be a limit to the crispness of the illusory vision - it sort of glimmers. a hallucination can only be experienced indirectly, as from the corner of one’s eye. and this supports a suspicion that the object of the hallucination derives from a transcendent field (though a discerning observer will recall evidence to the contrary). i believe that object is rather a shadow of a potential object, the most pure substance of cognitive inference, which is our vehicle to the future and to the past. hallucination, or other perceptual deception, allows the perceiver familiarity with speculative reality, if for only a brief illusory moment. one gains access to a layer of potentiality, as well as an awareness for potency as the bridge to, and from, actualization.

phantom discomfort

, amounts to a false positive of cognitive inference,

as a child, and at some intervals in my adolescence, i was a victim(?) of a manifestation of sleep paralysis known as Old Hag syndrome.