Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Specifically, in psychology, the subject of automatism; one who writes, etc., automatically.
  • noun One who makes automata.
  • noun One who believes that animals (sometimes including man) are automata.

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  • adjective Of or characterized by automatism
  • noun One who performs automatic writing.

Etymologies

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automatic +‎ -ist

Examples

  • English psychologists call an automatist, which is to say, a person who appears at times to lend her organism to beings imperceptible to our senses, in order to enable them to manifest themselves to us.

    Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research

  • Keith Newstead is an "automatist" who makes the most amazing kinetic mechanical sculptures.

    MAKE Magazine

  • With cultivated "automatist" spontaneity, he worked on raw canvas, copper, and the recently invented Masonite; employed gross materials, including sand and tar; made thoroughly abstract pictures; and hatched funky varieties of collage and assemblage, whose influence would extend to Robert Rauschenberg.

    3quarksdaily

  • Don Imus was not the blind instrument of his superiors, even assuming that automatist young law professors might be (and might be forgiven for being so, a debatable proposition cf. E.g. Kyle.)

    Balkinization

  • None of this highly specialized material was known to Mrs. Willett the automatist or to anyone else involved in this experiment.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Willett was the automatist, Lord Gerald Balfour the investigator.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Willett was the automatist, Lord Gerald Balfour the investigator.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Words or phrases are singled out that mean something special to the one claiming to communicate through the automatist.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • A medium suggests a go-between; automatist points to the involuntary side of the phenomenon; sensitive, to having a well-poised receptivity.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Words or phrases are singled out that mean something special to the one claiming to communicate through the automatist.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

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