- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (January 9, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595151965
- ISBN-13: 978-0595151967
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,461,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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States of Consciousness
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"A beautiful piece of work on the theory of altered states of consciousness." -- Stanislav Grof, M.D. author of Realms of the Human Unconsciousness
About the Author
Charles T. Tart, Ph.D., is internationally known for research on transpersonal psychology and parapsychology. His 14 books include two classics, Altered States of Consciousness, Transpersonal Psychologies and Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality, which explores the scientific foundations of transpersonal psychology to show it is possible to be both a rigorous scientist and a spiritual seeker. His latest book is Mind Science: Meditation Training for Practical People.
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Top Customer Reviews
To any high-level practitioner of 'internal arts' such as Taoist meditation there should be many sections in this book. Particularly relevant are the sections on the systems approach as well as his diagrams of the mind in general. There is an inherent simplicity in his scientific explanations that is quite elegant. To an advanced practitioner, the explanations are grounding and relatively satisfying for explaining the purely cognitive state one may attain from practice.
Excellent and sure to be widely referenced in the future.