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    A Proposed Unified Theory for Altered States of Consciousness http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/transitionalabsorption.htm Abstract: An anthropological view
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 1, 2012
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      A Proposed Unified Theory for Altered States of Consciousness
      http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/transitionalabsorption.htm

      Abstract:

      An anthropological view into the states of consciousness through linguistics, literary history, and case histories. WHR River�s social theory is extended to apply to the study of religion. The literary history of consciousness is explored through ancient references: the Discourses of the Buddha, Patanjali�s Yoga Sutras, The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila and the Dark Night of the Soul, by John of the Cross.

      The samadhi states of Siddhartha Gotama and Patanjali, are compared to the description of the religious ecstasies of key Christian mystics, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and key Sufi mystics Kabir and Rumi. This subject is further examined through social research into contemporary personal case histories with meditation subjects.

      Ten altered states of consciousness are defined through recognizable associated phenomena. A proposed unified theory of the altered states of consciousness is advanced.

      Paper includes recent translated portions of the Discourses of the Buddha, and the Yoga sutras, Christian mystics, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, as well as the Sufi mystics Kabir and Rumi.

      Key characteristics underlying each altered states of consciousness are described, as well as a chart organizing the ten stages of consciousness.

      Search Keywords:

      states of consciousness;historic research;social research;meditation subjects;samadhi states;Discourses of the Buddha;Patanjali�s Yoga Sutras;Interior Castle;Teresa of Avila;religious experiences

      This paper will be delivered at the following conference:

      Toward a Science of Consciousness, 2008
      April 8-12, 2008 - Tucson ARIZONA, Tucson Convention Center
      http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2008.htm

      Conference:

      Toward a Science of Consciousness, 2008
      April 8-12, 2008 - Tucson ARIZONA, Tucson Convention Center
      http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2008.htm
    • meditation_research@yahoogroups.com
      A Proposed Unified Theory for Altered States of Consciousness http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/transitionalabsorption.htm Abstract: An anthropological view
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 1, 2013
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        A Proposed Unified Theory for Altered States of Consciousness
        http://www.greatwesternvehicle.org/transitionalabsorption.htm

        Abstract:

        An anthropological view into the states of consciousness through linguistics, literary history, and case histories. WHR River�s social theory is extended to apply to the study of religion. The literary history of consciousness is explored through ancient references: the Discourses of the Buddha, Patanjali�s Yoga Sutras, The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila and the Dark Night of the Soul, by John of the Cross.

        The samadhi states of Siddhartha Gotama and Patanjali, are compared to the description of the religious ecstasies of key Christian mystics, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and key Sufi mystics Kabir and Rumi. This subject is further examined through social research into contemporary personal case histories with meditation subjects.

        Ten altered states of consciousness are defined through recognizable associated phenomena. A proposed unified theory of the altered states of consciousness is advanced.

        Paper includes recent translated portions of the Discourses of the Buddha, and the Yoga sutras, Christian mystics, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, as well as the Sufi mystics Kabir and Rumi.

        Key characteristics underlying each altered states of consciousness are described, as well as a chart organizing the ten stages of consciousness.

        Search Keywords:

        states of consciousness;historic research;social research;meditation subjects;samadhi states;Discourses of the Buddha;Patanjali�s Yoga Sutras;Interior Castle;Teresa of Avila;religious experiences

        This paper will be delivered at the following conference:

        Toward a Science of Consciousness, 2008
        April 8-12, 2008 - Tucson ARIZONA, Tucson Convention Center
        http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2008.htm

        Conference:

        Toward a Science of Consciousness, 2008
        April 8-12, 2008 - Tucson ARIZONA, Tucson Convention Center
        http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/tucson2008.htm
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