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1. a form of writing, often employed by surrealist poets, done by thinking as little as possible about what one is writing so that the thoughts from the id, unhindered by the ego, may come through.
2. a form of writing done in a similar manner, with a complete lack of any thought on the writer's part, employed by spiritualists who wish to "channel in" the thoughts of spirits or other entities from different planes of existence.
3. a form of writing done in the above manner by mental patients who are instructed to do so, so that their inner thoughts may be examined by psychological authorities
Automatic Writing is often easier to do while half asleep.
by IntestinePoet February 01, 2006
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