Yeats, W B - Anima Mundi - Flowers on his pillow
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A description of the experience
W B Yeats - Anima Mundi
I therefore invented a new process … I elaborated a symbolism of natural objects that I might give myself dreams during sleep [which were] visions, for they had none of the confusion of dreams, by laying upon my pillow or beside my bed certain flowers and leaves. Even today after 20 years, the exaltations and the messages that came to me from both hawthorn or some other plant seem of all moments of my life the happiest and wisest.