Automatic writing



writing performed without apparent intent or conscious control, especially to achieve spontaneity or uncensored expression.
Contemporary Examples

The myth is that the strangeness of On the Road comes from an off-the-cuff American style of “automatic writing.”
You Don’t Know Jack: Kerouac Biographer Joyce Johnson and ‘The Voice Is All’ Lauren Du Graf September 15, 2012

Rather than retreat, she seduced him by falling into a trance and pretending to succumb to a bout of automatic writing.
Seduce Like a Writer: How 7 Famous Scribes Wooed Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt February 12, 2014

Historical Examples

The doctor’s daughter, about fifteen years old, could do automatic writing.
Elementary Theosophy L. W. Rogers

“Table Rapping and automatic writing” answers the questions.
Clairvoyance and Occult Powers Swami Panchadasi

No spelling out of signals nor automatic writing was employed, but word of mouth.
The Return of Peter Grimm David Belasco

People who resort to mediums and the automatic writing craze are beyond me: though the temptation I understand.
Far to Seek Maud Diver

Syllables are also often misplaced in Mrs Piper’s automatic writing; thus hospital may be written hostipal.
Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research Michael Sage

I do automatic writing every evening, unless I am really tired—because its no use then, is it?
The House of Defence v. 2 E. F. Benson

automatic writing frequently exhibits indications of telepathy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

Whatever the method adopted may be, it is seldom that automatic writing is manifested at the outset.
Metapsychical Phenomena J. Maxwell

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