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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He acknowledges having 'altered states of consciousness,' and wants people to do the same, believing that 'properly articulated, it can be a creative path.'
He considers how it is encountered in and emerges from the work of performers from the beginning of the 20th century, mainly looking at Konstantin Stanislavski, Suzanne Bing, Vsevolod Meyerhold, John Britton, Anne Bogart, Tina Landau, Jerzy Grotowski, Nicolas Nu[+ or -]ez, Judith Adams, Karen Christopher, Bruce Myers, Kate Papi, Chris Coe, and Frankie Armstrong, in terms of rhythm and altered states of consciousness, the relationship between structure and spontaneity in improvisation, and rhythm in terms of voice and language in performance.
In graduate school we had exercises in altered states of consciousness, including hypnosis as a tool to alter behavior.
Purges are reported to be powerful inductors of deep altered states of consciousness which together with the emetic episode itself, helps releasing psychological burdens, leading to a sensation of redemption, relieve, clarity and reduction of craving (Loizaga-Velder, 2013).
Certainly, they are closer to the surface than notions of altered states of consciousness. As pioneered by Timothy Leary and his followers in the psychedelic sixties, hallucinogenic substances were ingested in order to alter sense perception and thought processes.
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.
Several other effects have also been noted in research on flotation-REST, such as mild euphoria (Schulz & Kaspar, 1994), increased creativity (e.g., Forgays & Forgays, 1992), lower blood pressure (e.g., Turner, Fine, Ewy, Sershon, & Freundlich, 1989), and altered states of consciousness (Kjellgren, 2003).
290), he does not connect this concept with the will but rather associates it with altered states of consciousness. It will be argued that the supernatural or spirit world can alternatively be understood to be noumenal, that is, to have a metaphysical basis in the will rather than in merely illusory altered states of consciousness.
Shamanism differs from other spiritual practices in that it derives its power through the use of altered states of consciousness to access the spiritual dimension of reality.
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. And the weird workshop is open to non-members.
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.