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Eisoptrophobia is being scared of your own reflection, as distinct from Spectrophobia, the fear of mirrors.
In Popular Culture
In Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, Tigger, thinking his reflection is an imposter pretending to be him, tries to scare his reflection away, but scares himself so much he dashes under the table.
Catoptrophobia (from the word catoptric meaning using a mirror to focus light; from Greek word katoptrikos) is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection.
They can fear the thought of something frightening jumping out of the mirror or seeing something disturbing inside of it besides their own reflection when looking directly at it.
Others fear that it is a link to the supernatural world or a gateway into another world.
Some also fear their own reflection in the darkness, as it can appear distorted in strange ways
originally posted by: michaelb100
One of the scariest dreams I've had I was using the toilet in somebody's house and as I looked to my right into a full length mirror I saw myself standing square on at me with a really creepy dead-eyed look on my face, with the feeling of real dread in me I moved so quickly i floated down three flights of stairs to get away. I tend to float a lot in my dreams especially when I'm trying to run lol.
I also saw myself whilst having an oobe lying on my bed and it was just a solid black outline, at least I hope it was me! Ha!
originally posted by: Teratoma
Now think about almost every shadow-person encounter you've ever read about - isn't that what they always do? Try to get away, then simply vanish?
Just an idea.
originally posted by: Unity_99
Another thing though, that metal suit. Made me wonder if, this was you, if Higher Self didn't slap armour on you whenever you're out of body and vulnerable in this very low gravity school realm we're in. Because I would do that for people if I was my Higher Self.