Alterations of Consciousness : Empirical Analysis for Social Scientists / Edition 1

Alterations of Consciousness : Empirical Analysis for Social Scientists / Edition 1

by Imants Baruess
     
 

Alterations of Consciousness is a richly analytic investigation into the nature of cognitive reality. Imants Baruss explores various manifestations of consciousness with rational and empirical rigor; he begins with more ordinary states such as thinking, sleeping, and dreaming and then continues on with more extraordinary states such as hypnosis, trance, psychedelic… See more details below

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Alterations of Consciousness is a richly analytic investigation into the nature of cognitive reality. Imants Baruss explores various manifestations of consciousness with rational and empirical rigor; he begins with more ordinary states such as thinking, sleeping, and dreaming and then continues on with more extraordinary states such as hypnosis, trance, psychedelic experiences, transcendence, and experiences associated with death. This comprehensive overview of altered states examines consciousness from the physiological, cognitive, and experiential points of view. Readers will gain from this engaging test an enriched understanding of consciousness, reality, and the scientific endeavor.

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ISBN-13:
9781557989932
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Wakefulness25
Ch. 3Sleep51
Ch. 4Dreams79
Ch. 5Hypnosis107
Ch. 6Trance135
Ch. 7Psychedelics161
Ch. 8Transcendence187
Ch. 9Death211
Ch. 10Conclusion233
References241
Index279
About the Author291

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