Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Consciousness Studies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

by K. Ramakrishna Rao

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ISBN-13: 9780786422784
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Professor K. Ramakrishna Rao is a philosopher and psychologist with expertise in Indian psychology, consciousness studies and parapsychological research. He has published nearly 200 research papers and 15 books, and has served as the executive director of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man; as founder, head and professor of the Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, and vice-chancellor, Andhra University; and currently as president of the Asian Congress of Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1

Introduction 3



PART I: Western Tradition

1 What It Is Like to Be Conscious 13

2 Primary Awareness 32

3 Paradoxical Awareness and Pathological Awareness 48

4 Paranormal Awareness 72

5 Consciousness, Mind and Intentionality: Philosophical Discussions 108

6 Consciousness, Brain and the New Physics 137

7 Psychologies of Consciousness 159



PART II: Eastern Tradition

8 Yoga: Royal Road to Higher Consciousness 193

9 Vedanta: A Philosophy of Pure Consciousness 216

10 Buddhism: A Psychology of Consciousness 232

11 When East and West Meet: The Case of Meditation 257

12 Confluence of Two Streams: East–West Sangamam 296



Bibliography 327

Index 353

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good summary of theories East & West