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The Enchanted Imagination: Storytelling's Power to Entrance Listeners

@article{Sturm1999TheEI,
  title={The Enchanted Imagination: Storytelling's Power to Entrance Listeners},
  author={Brian Sturm},
  journal={School Library Media Annual},
  year={1999},
  volume={2}
}
  • Brian Sturm
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • School Library Media Annual
Consciousness has been described as both a variety of discrete states and a constantly changing flow. Charles T. Tart has developed a systems approach to consciousness in which he describes a baseline state of “normal,” waking consciousness and multiple altered states induced by a disruption of that baseline. This concept of a system of interrelated components is applicable to the altered state of consciousness associated with listening to a story: the “storylistening trance.” This research was… 

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