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The Antipodes of the mind : charting the phenomenology of the Ayahuasca experience

Author: Benny Shanon
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pioneering study of the phenomenology of the special state of mind induced by Ayahuasca, a plant-based Amazonian psychotropic brew. The author's research is based both on extensive firsthand  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benny Shanon
ISBN: 0199252939 9780199252930 0199252920 9780199252923
OCLC Number: 1120339188
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2006 Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines.
Description: VI, 475 p. : il., taules
Contents: PROLOGUE ; GENERAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS; METHODOLOGY AND GENERAL STRUCTURE ; ATMOSPHERE AND GENERAL EFFECTS; OPEN EYE VISUALIZATIONS; A STRUCTURAL TYPOLOGY OF AYAHUASCA VISUALIZATIONS; INTERACTION AND NARRATION; THE CONTENTS OF VISIONS; THE THEMES OF VISIONS; IDEAS, INSIGHTS, AND REFLECTIONS; NON-VISUAL PERCEPTIONS; CONSCIOUSNESS I; TRANSFORMATIONS; TIME; MEANING AND SEMANTICS; CONSCIOUSNESS II; LIGHT ; STAGES AND ORDER; CONTEXTUAL CONSIDERATIONS; COGNITIVE PARAMETERS; DYNAMICS; A GENERAL THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE; CONCLUDING PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS ; EPILOGUE ; APPENDIX (QUANTITATIVE DATA) ; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Benny Shanon.

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