Altering Consciousness [2 volumes]: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
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"In summary, Altering Consciousness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives edited by Cardeña and Winkelman provides an invaluable resource for the professional engaged in research, teaching, or clinical work on consciousness, altered states, hypnosis, dreams, shamanic healing, and a variety of other areas. The work is definitive, setting a new standard for research by clarifying concepts and paradigms; comprehensive, touching on research across the broad spectrum of the humanities, the arts, and the sciences; and relevant, guiding the reader to the scientific and existential importance of current research on consciousness. I recommend this book as a must read for the professional, a must buy for the library, and a must read for the graduate student. My compliments to Cardeña and Winkelman for assembling this vast crew and bringing the book to press." - PsycCRITIQUES
"Each essay includes excellent references; the set as a whole has an outstanding bibliography that covers the vast array of topics related to ASC. Skeptics are likely to be dismissive of this endeavor, but ASC research remains important, and a scholarly treatment is welcome. Summing up: Recommended." - Choice
"These two very rich volumes are now necessary for anyone conducting research on the history of consciousness and its alterations. It remains a difficult topic, but these volumes will prove to be of great value for decades to come." - Religious Studies Review
About the Author
Etzel Cardeña, PhD, holds the endowed Thorsen Chair of Psychology at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Michael Winkelman, MPH, PhD, retired from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, in 2009 and currently lives in the central highlands of Brazil where he is developing permaculture-based intentional communities.
- Item Weight : 3.48 pounds
- Hardcover : 800 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0313383081
- ISBN-13 : 978-0313383083
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 2.7 x 9.5 inches
- Publisher : Praeger (May 18, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #729,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My only regret was that for many years my ASC book remained the most useful book on the subject! I had hoped that research would be so stimulated that my book would be quite outmoded within a few years, but the public hysteria about psychedelic drugs stopped that and other lines of research for a long time.
Now my old ASC book has a more-than-worthy successor. This is it! So any of you who were helped by my book long ago, you want to read this one!
In accordance with current fashion to reveal interests, I have written a preface to these volumes, but I have no monetary interest in them whatsoever....
Charles T. Tart