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Shamanism in the Age of Reason

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Shamanic Sorcery

... is also said to be able to enter people’s dreams, making the destabilized world of fleeting nocturnal visions like a global river for the shaman to navigate. These transpersonal claims are harder to account for in physical terms, and recent t...

The Case Against the Spirit Model of Psychedelic Action

... leap just because it felt real at the time. dreams also feel real, but we dismiss them because they are often nonsensical and fade when we wake up. We should have the same kind of removed perspective for our waking psychedelic dreams. Use the c...

Limits of Human Perception

... the information resolution of imagination and dreams is difficult to measure, it is widely agreed that dream perception is somewhat less resolved in detail than waking perception. Dreams are often incomplete; contextual state data is not retained...

Vivid dreams, hallucinations, psychosis and REM sleep in Guillain-Barré syndrome

... P = 0.04). In GBS patients, they included vivid dreams (19%), illusions (30%, including an illusory body tilt), hallucinations (60%, mainly visual) and delusions (70%, mostly paranoid). They appeared a median 9 days after disease onset (range 1-40 ...

Substances that Enhance Recall and Lucidity During Dreaming

A method of enhancing lucid dreaming comprising administration to individuals the Acetylcholine Esterase inhibitor class of drugs. Use of therapeutic agents recently developed for Alzheimer"s Disease such as Donepizil (Aricept), Rivastigmin (Exelon),...

Into The Void

... technology to stimulate extremely lucid waking dreams and parallel reality shifts....

Sleep, dreams, and memory consolidation: the role of the stress hormone cortisol

We discuss the relationship between sleep, dreams, and memory, proposing that the content of dreams reflects aspects of memory consolidation taking place during the different stages of sleep. Although we acknowledge the likely involvement of various ...

Sleep, learning, and dreams: off-line memory reprocessing

Converging evidence and new research methodologies from across the neurosciences permit the neuroscientific study of the role of sleep in off-line memory reprocessing, as well as the nature and function of dreaming. Evidence supports a role for sleep...

Sleep and Dreams

Early scientists and philosophers saw sleep as a passive condition where the brain is isolated from the other parts of the body. Alcmaeon claimed that sleep was caused by the blood receding from the blood vessels in the skin to the interior parts of ...

Sleep and General Anesthesia as Altered States of Consciousness

... time and during this stage we experience vivid dreams. We go through this sleep cycle 5-6 times during 8 hours of sleep (Plotnik, 1993). ...

Brain function in physiologically, pharmacologically, and pathologically altered states of consciousness

Altered Conscious States Three main types of altered states of consciousness can be defined: physiologically, pharmacologically, and pathologically altered conscious states. Normal sleep, encompassing light (stage II) and deep (stage III and IV...

The stuff dreams are made of: anatomical substrates of REM sleep

Where do dreams come from? Why do we dream? A recent paper1 brings us closer to answering the first question, although the answer to the second question remains elusive. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep was discovered in 1953. Its hallmarks are pe...

Eidetic Hallucination

... Eidetics share many of the formal qualities of dreams, visual memory, and imagination, and may be the most seductive aspect of experimenting with hallucinogens. Eidetic hallucinations rise and fall like dream snippets, rarely holding form for more...

An Overview of Physical Shamanism

... memory encodes linear, semantic information; dreams encode associative eidetic information; psychedelics encode nonlinear fractal information. There are many factors which limit the ability to accurately remember or recall psychedelic informatio...

What is Consciousness?

... external behaviors, and small pieces of their dreams. Perception is linear, it feeds back on itself through behavior and recall, and its primary function is to observe changes in environment over time. Errors in human perception are sometimes cal...

Psychedelic Information Theory

Like dreams, psychedelics are catalysts for generating information in the human imagination. There are many theories about the origin of this information; the subconscious; repressed emotions; the collective unconscious; genetic memory; spirit entiti...

The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness

Chapter 1: Hobson's text is included here because of his discussion of the serotonin/acetylcholine modulatory gate that switches between waking and dreaming. This model is presented in the AIM state description of consciousness. Chapter 4: In orde...

What is Shamanism?

... are automatic and spontaneously generated like dreams;2 in this case the shaman’s job is to apply the medicine and essentially look important doing nothing. In other instances the subject may have an adverse reaction to the medicine, or become los...

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

... experiences. Alien abductions. Lucid dreams. Even gods and goddesses. Try DMT for an explanation and it all holds together. It's brain chemistry. It's neuropharmacology. It's quite possibly other realms. Whatever it is, it's the new fron...

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