Shamanism : Phenomenology of a Spiritual Discipline

@inproceedings{Peters2003ShamanismP,
  title={Shamanism : Phenomenology of a Spiritual Discipline},
  author={Larry G. Peters},
  year={2003}
}
The study of the Shamanistic State of Consciousness (SSC) is the focus of much current psychological interest. Harner (1980, 1988a)defines the SSC as a mental condition distinct from the Ordinary State of Consciousness (OSC) which is exclusively focused on external events and experiences. The SSC is synonymous with visualizing or imaging; it is akin to the "lucid" or "waking-dream," a dream in which a person knows that the apparently real world in which he finds himself is actually a dream. It… CONTINUE READING

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