Meny

Javascript verkar inte påslaget? - Vissa delar av Lunds universitets webbplats fungerar inte optimalt utan javascript, kontrollera din webbläsares inställningar.
Du är här

Altered consciousness is a many splendored thing

Författare:
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 4781-4791
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal of Cosmology
Volym: 14
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift

Sammanfattning

Abstract in Undetermined

Contrary to the notion that altering our ordinary state of consciousness necessarily produces delusional beliefs and is generally deleterious, various findings in psychology and other disciplines suggest that 1) the ordinary state of consciousness does not provide an accurate mapping of reality and 2) alterations of consciousness can have various positive functions. Among the most important ones are to: a) mildly alter our consciousness to be more effective at our tasks, b) obtain greater pleasure than we can achieve ordinarily, 3) explore nonfactual possibilities that may be actualized through creative ways, 4) enhance the sense of meaningfulness in life and enhance psychological and medical healing, and 5) obtain valid knowledge to comprehend better ourselves and perhaps the universe at large.

Nyckelord

  • Psychology
  • Consciousness
  • altered states of consciousness

Övriga

Published
  • CERCAP (Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology)-lup-obsolete

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu.se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
Om webbplatsen