altered states of consciousness

altered states of consciousness, the various states in which the mind can be aware but is not in its usual wakeful condition, such as during hypnosis, meditation, hall-ucination, trance, and the dream stage. See also alternative states of consciousness.
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David Hartman LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker, specializing in trauma resolution and the use of altered states of consciousness for healing and spiritual growth.
290), he does not connect this concept with the will but rather associates it with altered states of consciousness.
The brave bunch will discover if the truth is really out there today when strapped into Lucia No 03, a strobe system that stimulates altered states of consciousness.
These activities are referred to altered states of consciousness and while they're quite different from one another, they all invite us into distinct dimensions, positively impacting our well-being.
Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world.
The idea that prostitution must be prohibited because it is tantamount to slavery, for instance, is based on unexamined, culturally and historically contingent beliefs about female sexuality, while the disastrous attempt to create a "drug-free society" by force denies the basic human desire to achieve altered states of consciousness.
An explanation of trance states and other altered states of consciousness are discussed including methods of induction.
The APZ is a standard measure for assessing altered states of consciousness.
It was the material itself that therefore produced the visions that his hands pursued, thus stimulating reflection both on sculpture and on the access to and possible transmission of altered states of consciousness.
He went on to Harvard Medical School, after which he drifted to Central and South America to study with native shamans and sorcerers, who taught him about drugs, plants, and techniques to achieve altered states of consciousness.
They report these very profound experiences in these highly altered states of consciousness.