Virginia Woolf hallucinated and heard voices at moments of high nervous trauma.
Guy De Maupassant hallucinated as a result of the syphilis that finally killed him.
William Blake was often visited by inspiring visions from the spiritual world.
John Ruskin suffered from manic depression and often saw visions.
Hans Christian Andersen would hallucinate after nightmares brought on by his hypochondria.
- lypophrenia: a feeling of sadness seemingly without a cause
- drapetomania: an overwhelming urge to run away
- escapism: a mental desire to retreat from unpleasant realities through fantasy
- wanderlust: a desire to travel, to understand one’s very existence
- dysania: the state of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning
- sanctuary: a small safe place in a troubling world
- metathesiophobia: fear of change