9781569247471

The Roots of Consciousness: The Classic Encyclopedia of Consciousness Studies

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    9781569247471

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    1569247471

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-07-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Attempts to unify a variety of supernatural phenomena with leading physicists' understandings of the universe

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
DIANE S. CLEMENS
INTRODUCTION TO THE REVISED EDITION
INTRODUCTION TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION
SECTION ONE THE HISTORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLORATION 31(38)
Shamanistic Traditions
31(5)
Ancient Mesopotamia
36(1)
Dream Portents
36(1)
Ancient India
37(2)
The Language of Consciousness
38(1)
The Discipline of Yoga
39(1)
Ancient China
39(1)
Taoism
39(1)
Ancient Greece
40(6)
Mystery Traditions
40(1)
Oracles
40(1)
Pythagoras
41(2)
Democritus
43(1)
Socrates
43(1)
Plato
44(1)
Aristotle
45(1)
Neoplatonism
46(1)
Ancient Rome
46(3)
Apollonius of Tyana
48(1)
Ancient Hebrews and Early Christians
49(4)
Prophecy
49(1)
The Teachings of Jesus
50(2)
Christian Saints
52(1)
The Monastic Tradition
52(1)
Hermeticism
53(1)
Islamic Exploration of Consciousness
54(1)
Theories of Occult Radiation
54(1)
Medieval Exploration of Consciousness
55(2)
Maimonides
55(1)
Albertus Magnus
56(1)
Renaissance Explorations
57(7)
Cornelius Agrippa
57(2)
Paracelsus
59(1)
John Dee
60(1)
The Rosicrucians
61(3)
The Age of Enlightenment
64(5)
Descartes and Mind-body Dualism
64(1)
Leibnitz and Monadology
64(2)
Idealism
66(1)
Sir Isaac Newton
66(3)
SECTION TWO THE FOLKLORE OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLORATION 69(206)
Astrology
69(18)
Ptolmaic Astrology
71(1)
Kepler and Astrology
71(2)
Astrology in Contemporary Times
73(5)
Astro-biology
78(3)
Chronotopology
81(1)
Arthur M. Young's "Geometry of Meaning"
82(4)
Concluding Thoughts on Astrology
86(1)
Astral Projection and Out-of-Body Experiences
87(9)
Ramacharaka's Theosophical Perspective
89(2)
An Accidental Projection
91(1)
OBE in a Dream
91(1)
Conscious Astral Projection
92(3)
Sylvan Muldoon's Method
92(1)
Robert Monroe's Method
93(1)
Robert Crookall's Observations
94(1)
Contemporary Perspectives About OBEs
95(1)
Healing
96(26)
Healing Temples
97(1)
An Inner Healing Advisor
98(1)
Mesmerism
99(1)
Animal Magnetism
100(4)
Holistic Faith Healing
104(1)
Radionics
105(2)
Edgar Cayce
107(1)
Psychic Surgery
108(4)
Delusion and Fraud
112(1)
Healing at Lourdes
113(1)
Mental Imagery
114(1)
Omega Seminar Techniques
115(1)
A Case Study
116(1)
Ramacharaka's Healing Exercise
117(4)
Pranic Healing
117(1)
Self-healing
117(1)
Healing Others
118(1)
Mental Healing
119(2)
Recharging Yourself
121(1)
Deep Healing
121(1)
Spiritual Anatomy
122(29)
Thoughtforms
123(2)
The Aura
125(4)
Auric colors and Their Meanings
126(3)
Experimental Tests
129(1)
The Vital Body
130(4)
The Chakras
134(5)
Chinese Acupuncture
139(1)
Wilhelm Reich and Orgone Energy
140(3)
The Soviet Concept of Biological Plasma
143(1)
High-voltage Photography
144(3)
High-voltage Photography Anecdotes
147(1)
The Phantom Leaf Effect
148(2)
Kurt Lewin's Field Theory
150(1)
Communication with Higher Intelligence
151(14)
Angels and Guardian Spirits
151(1)
The Glance of the Master
152(2)
Cabala
154(1)
Emmanuel Swedenborg
155(3)
Gustav Theodor Fechner and Psychophysics
158(2)
The Theosophical Society
160(1)
A Course in Miracles
161(2)
The Invisible College
163(2)
Other Worlds
165(20)
Swedenborg
165(1)
From India to the Planet Mars
166(1)
The Fatima Appearances
166(2)
UFOs as Apparitions
168(1)
Carl Jung's Interpretation of UFOs
168(1)
Uri Geller and UFOs
169(1)
The Stella Lansing Case
170(1)
Automobile Teleportation
171(1)
The Strange Case of Dr. X
172(1)
Biological Effects of UFO Contact
172(1)
The Betty and Barney Hill Case
173(2)
Robert Monroe UFO Encounter
175(1)
UFO Contactee Cults
176(2)
Ray Stanford UFO Research
178(1)
Earth's Ambassador
178(4)
UFO Research Today
182(1)
Close Encounters
183(1)
Jacques Vallee's Analysis
184(1)
Life within Death -- Death within Life
185(34)
Survival of Consciousness After Death
185(1)
Ancient Egypt
186(1)
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
187(3)
The Visions of Gustav Theodore Fechner
190(1)
Spiritualism
190(3)
The Spiritism of Allan Kardec
193(1)
Founding of the Society for Psychical Research
194(1)
Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death
195(2)
The Watseka Wonder
197(4)
Apparitions and Hauntings
201(4)
Near-death Experiences
205(2)
Mediumship
207(1)
Mrs. Piper
207(3)
Cross-correspondences
210(3)
The "Margery" Mediumship
213(1)
Reincarnation
214(4)
Xenoglossy
218(1)
Unusual Powers of Mind over Matter
219(29)
D. D. Home
The Greatest Medium Who Ever Lived
221(2)
Sir William Crookes' Researches
223(2)
Marthe Beraud
225(1)
Paraffin Hands
226(1)
Eusapia Palladino
227(2)
Psychic Photography
229(3)
Nina Kulagina
232(1)
Uri Geller
233(3)
Poltergeist Cases
236(1)
Matthew Manning
236(2)
Philip the Ghost
238(2)
Ted Owens
The "PK Man"
240(8)
Lightning Striking
240(1)
Weather Control
241(1)
Firewalking
242(6)
Psionics--Practical Application of Psychic Awareness
248(25)
Harmful Purpose
248(1)
National Security Applications
249(7)
Ancient History and Folklore
249(1)
The World Wars
249(3)
Eastern Europe
252(1)
United States
253(3)
Accident Prevention
256(1)
Dowsing
256(2)
Treasure Hunting
258(1)
Accuracy of Information Transmission
258(1)
Psychic Archelogy
259(2)
Psychic Police Work
261(3)
Journalism and Investigative Reporting
264(1)
History
264(1)
Precognition in Business Management
264(2)
Public Safety
266(1)
Education
267(1)
Creativity in Art, Literature and Music
268(1)
Agriculture and Pest Control
268(1)
Athletics and Sports
268(1)
Finding Lost Objects
268(1)
Scientific Discovery
268(1)
Weather Prediction and Control
269(1)
Animal Training and Interspecies Communication
269(3)
Intuitive Consensus
272(1)
Some Concluding Thoughts About Folklore
273(2)
SECTION THREE THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS 275(68)
Introduction
275(1)
The Problem of Consciousness
276(3)
To Err Is Human
279(8)
The Psychology of Cognitive Biases
279(3)
The Illusion of Self-awareness
282(1)
The Illusion of Control
283(1)
The Need to be Consistent
283(1)
The Effect of Formal Research
284(3)
Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
287(24)
Introduction
287(1)
J. B. Rhine's Early Research at Duke University
287(3)
Criticisms of ESP Research
290(1)
Unconscious ESP
291(1)
Dream Telepathy
292(1)
Hypnosis and ESP
293(2)
Exceptional ESP Laboratory Performers
295(2)
Pavel Stepanek
295(1)
Bill Delmore
295(1)
Uri Geller
296(1)
Ganzfeld Research
297(4)
The Experimenter Effect
301(1)
The Sheep-goat Effect
302(1)
Psi-missing
303(1)
ESP and Personality Traits
304(1)
Extraversion / introversion
304(1)
Effects of Different ESP Targets
305(1)
Psi-mediated Instrumental Response
305(1)
Stanford's Conformance Behavior Model
306(1)
Precognition
307(4)
Psychokinesis
311(9)
Rhine's Early Studies
311(1)
PK with Random Number Generators (rngs)
312(4)
PK Placement Studies
316(1)
Chinese Reports of Psychokinesis Associated with ESP
316(1)
PK Metal-bending
317(2)
Bio-PK
319(1)
Psionics--Practical Application of Psychic Awareness
320(10)
Casino Gambling Simulation
320(1)
Possible Psi Healing
322(8)
Bernard Grad's Research at McGill University
322(2)
Conceptual Replications of Grad's Research
324(3)
The Transpersonal Imagery Effect
327(3)
Proper Scientific Controls for ESP Experimentation
330(9)
Randomization
331(2)
Sensory Leakage
333(2)
Subject Cheating
335(1)
Recording Errors
336(1)
Classification and Scoring Errors
336(1)
Statistical / Methodological Violations
337(1)
Reporting Failures
338(1)
Experimenter Fraud
338(1)
Evaluating Psi Research
339(4)
SECTION FOUR THEORIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 343(69)
Introduction
343(1)
The Biological Perspective
344(8)
The Nervous System
344(4)
The Endocrine System
348(2)
Melanin: The Organizing Molecule
350(1)
The Temporal Lobe Factor in Psychic Experience
350(2)
The Ecology of Consciousness
352(6)
Challenges to the Biological Identity Model
358(2)
Consciousness and the New Physics
360(9)
Space-time According to Einstein
360(1)
Folded Space
361(1)
Multidimensional Spacetime
362(1)
The EPR Effect and Bell's Theorem
362(2)
The Implicate Order
364(1)
Observational Theories
364(1)
Unified Field Theory and Consciousness
365(3)
Evaluating Implications of the New Physics
368(1)
The Reflexive Universe
369(6)
APPENDIX: Consciousness -- A Hyperspace View by Saul-Paul Sirag 375(1)
Introduction 375(5)
Symmetry and Groups 380(12)
Consciousness as Reflection Space 392(19)
Coda 411(1)
References 412(2)
Glossary 414(5)
Notes 419(40)
Permissions 459(2)
Index 461(18)
About the Author 479(1)
The Thinking Allowed and Innerwork Video Collections 479

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