Thoughts and feelings constantly appear and then disappear, sometimes never to be seen or captured again. This is the magical world of mind and emotion, where things emerge out of the vast world of the unconscious, and vanish again. Therefore vanishing suggests one is losing awareness of something. Person or animal who vanishes: Love for someone which has gone; something we realised or learnt which we have lost sight of; an autonomous part of self which we cannot yet direct. See: autonomous complex.