Open Mind, Discriminating Mind

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Open Mind, Discriminating Mind presents explorations in areas Charles Tart, international authority on consciousness and parapsychology, believes are at the cutting edge of research, presented in a way that is scientifically sound, but easily readable and personally relevant.

Open Mind, Discriminating Mind is intended to expand our horizons of what our possibilities are, as we spend too much of our time living in culturally and self-imposed limitations that cramp our true being ...

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Overview

Open Mind, Discriminating Mind presents explorations in areas Charles Tart, international authority on consciousness and parapsychology, believes are at the cutting edge of research, presented in a way that is scientifically sound, but easily readable and personally relevant.

Open Mind, Discriminating Mind is intended to expand our horizons of what our possibilities are, as we spend too much of our time living in culturally and self-imposed limitations that cramp our true being and produce useless suffering. Topics include meditation, lucid dreaming, how to use a psychic reading, possible postmodern survival, dream yoga, altered states of consciousness and enlightenment.

This book explores the frontiers of consciousness, joining the scientific method with the intrigue and mystery of the spiritual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595138616
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Prologue: The King's Son xix
Part 1 Dreams 1
1. Lucid Dreams: Entering the Inner World 3
2. Beyond the Dream: Lucid Dreams and Out-of-the-Body Experiences 18
3. The Sun and the Shadow 28
4. Beginning Dream Yoga 35
Part 2 Psychic Phenomena 43
5. Time: The Mystery Nobody Notices 45
6. Subtle Energies, Healing Energies 53
7. Subtle Energies: Life as the PK Target 61
8. ALB: The Misuse of ESP? 67
9. Firewalk 75
10. How to Use a Psychic Reading 84
11. Who's Afraid of Psychic Powers? Me? 101
Part 3 Psychological Growth 115
12. Real Effort 117
13. Identification 121
14. The Game of Games 129
15. Aikido and the Concept of Ki 139
16. Living in Illusion 156
17. Self-Observation 165
Part 4 Spiritual Growth 175
18. Selecting a Spiritual Path 177
19. Prayer 182
20. Altered States of Consciousness and the Search for Enlightenment 190
21. Going Home 208
22. What We Believe In 214
23. Cultivating Compassion 224
Part 5 Meditation 243
24. Stray Thoughts on Meditation 245
25. Observations of a Meditation Practice 265
26. Meditation and Psychology: A Dialogue 279
Part 6 Death 317
27. Peace or Destruction? 319
28. A Dream of the Other Side 323
29. Altered States and the Survival of Death 333
Epilogue: The Tale of the Sands 361
Acknowledgments 363
Notes 365
Index 379
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