altered states of consciousness

altered states of consciousness,

n.pl 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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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).
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.
Turner, Fine, Ewy, Sershon, & Freundlich, 1989), and altered states of consciousness (Kjellgren, 2003).
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.
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.