altered state of consciousness

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al·tered state of con·scious·ness

(awl'tĕrd stāt kon' shŭs-nĕs)
General term indicating that someone is failing to interact with environmental stimuli in a normal manner.
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It packs in tips from scientific research and techniques geared to exploring through altered states of awareness, and it embarks on a journey through dream figures, stabilizing dream states and scenarios, and more.
World-of-Lucid-Dreaming.com is a content-rich website dedicated to lucid dreaming and other altered states of awareness. Run by seasoned lucid dreamer, Rebecca Turner, the site generates 500,000 page views per month.
Consequently, thin boundary individuals tend to be high transliminals, who demonstrate the ability to transition with relative ease between ordinary waking states and altered states of awareness (unusual states of consciousness).
The hypothesized link between the unusual experiences factor and altered states of awareness is particularly salient in light of the notion of alcohol cue-reactivity.
This result suggests that the unusual experiences factor may be a general trait tendency to experience altered states of awareness that is not contingent upon exposure to a particular stimulus condition (e.g., an alcohol cue).
This interpretation is consistent with: (1) the fact that the unusual experiences construct may be conceptualized as a general trait tendency to experience altered states of awareness; (2) previous studies that have found a relationship between thin boundaries and altered states of awareness (e.g., Hartmann et al., 2001; Krippner, Wickramasekera, Wickramasekera, & Winstead, 1998); and (3) our contention that experiencing an altered state of awareness during exposure to an alcohol cue should increase positive urge to drink.
Yet what had drawn this author of scientific articles and books such as Understanding Neural Networks and Naturally Intelligent Systems to the Monroe Institute was the empirical evidence underlying the technology used to induce altered states of awareness. The Institute employs a device known as Hemi-Sync using "binaural beats" complex frequencies given through headphones that allow humans to "hear" signals well out of the range of normal hearing.
Within about 15 minutes, they all began to report altered states of awareness that included sensations of floating, flying, and becoming separate from their physical bodies.
Three linguistic themes or elements inform this narrative: virtual reality, philosophical Taoism, and altered states of awareness. The initial purpose of this symbolic experience is to enable us to become mindful of symbolic experience through exploring the three themes or linguistic elements of this essay.
The words and graphics of virtual reality are also a way to altered states of awareness. To text my self in a virtual place, to wander about in cyberspace, permits me to project my disembodied presence into a fiber-optic-electronic-world.
Yet what had drawn this author of scientific articles and books, such as Understanding Neural Networks and Naturally Intelligent Systems, to the Monroe Institute was the empirical evidence underlying the technology used to induce altered states of awareness. The Institute employs a device known as Hemi-Sync, using "binaural beats," complex frequencies given through headphones that allow humans to "hear" signals well out of the range of normal hearing.
Altered states of awareness would have produced similar, though not identical, experiences.