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Misconception and Myth - Optical Illusion
Lumokinesis is the psychical influence of the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light and part of the near-infrared range.
Influence includes any form of electromagnetic radiation capable of causing a direct visual sensation directly within wavelengths of 380-950 nanometers whether wavelengths are pure or mixed.
One of the most popular misconceptions regarding lumokinetic phenomena is in regards to optical illusion. Optical illusions in regards to lumokinetic phenomena are characterized by photic sources (light sources) that are visually perceived in which differ from objective reality.
An optical illusion may suggest a photic source that does not exist objectively, but is only perceived subjectively. This can be caused by repetitive stimulation, which results in the subjective perception of influence regarding the brightness, movement, or color alternation of a photic source, which is not in line with objective reality.
Common cognitive illusions include fictional illusions. This is the result of a hallucination, a perception in the absence of a photic stimulus. Photic-based hallucinations are not only common among non-experients of lumokinetic phenomena that focus for an extended period on a specific location in hopes of influencing a photic source.
Photic-based hallucinations are also common among genuine experients of lumokinetic phenomena in which suffer from physical or mental stress, insomnia, and especially migraines, which are medical conditions often reported by these experients.
(Adapted from the paper "Manual of Lumokinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)