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au·tom·a·tism
o'tâmu`tizum
n. 1. The state or quality of being automatic;the power of self-moving; automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action.

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automatism is the practice or theory of the spontaneous production of words (speech or writing), drawing, painting or other creative production, or behavior in general, without conscious self-control or self-censorship. There are two types of automatism: mediumistic automatism, in which the speech, writing or behaviour produced is purported to be communicated from ghosts, spirits or the like, channeling through a psychic or medium, and surrealist automatism.

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"Perhaps my life is nothing but an image of this kind; perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten."

Andre Breton, "Nadja"

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