Altering Consciousness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Volumes 1 & 2 edited by Etzel Cardeña and Michael Winkelman

Frank W. Putnam


This two-volume set is an extraordinary accomplishment of scholarship. Cardeña and Winkelman have assembled a wide-ranging collection of chapters written from an array of multidisciplinary perspectives that nonetheless flows easily from start to finish. The depth and breadth of these two volumes is amazing. In addition to thoroughly covering classic topics such as hypnosis, meditation, shamanism, psychedelics, and sleep and dreams, there are chapters on the visual and performance arts, music, literature, philosophy, psychopathology, addiction, sex, human development, neurochemistry, and parapsychology. 

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