from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In psychology: The concurrence of a number of ideas in consciousness: opposed by Ribot, as the normal state of consciousness, to the relative monoideism of attention.
- noun Extreme suggestibility; openness to suggestion by ideas of all kinds: applied by Ochorowicz to the hypnotic state.
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In the state of _passive polyideism_ (many thoughts) it may be either immediate or may take place after an interval of greater or lesser length.
In the state of _active polyideism_ the conditions are complex and subject to further subdivisions, for:
He replaced the Olympus of the populace by a spiritual Olympus; the material mythology by an idealistic mythology; polytheism by polyideism, if it may be so expressed -- the gods by types.