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Vision/Vision Account
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

The term vision (from Lat. visio) denotes a clear perception of images of individual scenes or long sequences (some coupled with auditory [Auditory hallucination] or olfactory elements) in a waking state. Visions can arise spontaneously or be induced by rhythms, asceticism, meditation, psychedelic drugs, or rituals (Rite and ritual). They are exper…

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Hoheisel, Karl, Jeremias, Jörg, Reed, Annette Yoshiko, Heininger, Bernhard, Dinzelbacher, Peter, Schulz, Michael, Pinggéra, Karl, Oberdorfer, Bernd and Kim, Kirsteen, “Vision/Vision Account”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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