Altered states: creativity under the influence
The relationship between altered states of consciousness and art is explored in a fascinating and daring new book the discusses meditative rituals, alcohol, drugs, and other "handles" on altered reality, tracing their influence on the work of William Faulkner, Samuel Coleridge, Jackson Pollock, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Little Richard, and many others.
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Review: Altered States: Creativity Under the InfluenceUser Review - Mickey - Goodreads
This book is written in the style of a textbook in that it gives an overview of the different views and processes of creativity without championing a certain view (well, for the most part) and without ... Read full review
Review: Altered States: Creativity Under the InfluenceUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
A look at creativity through the lens of altered states, chemical and otherwise. A pretty fair examination of the negative and positive effects of such methods and techniques. Read full review