The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Pathology of Lying, Etc. by William and Mary Healy:|
seven years, lies of a creative type of the nature of retroactive
hallucinations, are described. Hinrichsen discusses at
length the resemblance of pseudologia phantastica to poetic
creation in Goethe, Grillparzer, Hoffman, and others.
 loc. cit.
 ``Zur Kasuistik und Psychologie der Pseudologia
phantastica.'' Arch. fur Kriminal Anthrop. umd Kriminalistik,
In an inaugural dissertation Anna Stemmermann presents
exhaustively a series of cases. These cases were studied over a
long period catamnestically. Commenting upon one case she says: