Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness: Liminal Zones, Psychic Science, and the Hidden Dimensions of the Mind

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Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan
North Atlantic Books, Sep 18, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 384 pages
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A diverse group of authors journey into the fringes of human consciousness, tackling psychic and paranormal phenomena, lucid dreaming, synchronistic encounters, and more. Collected from the online magazine Reality Sandwich, these essays explore regions of the mind often traversed by shamans, mystics, and visionary artists; adjacent and contiguous to our normal waking state, these realms may be encountered in dreams or out-of-body experiences, accessed through meditation or plant medicines, and marked by psychic phenomena and uncanny synchronicities. From demons encountered in sleep paralysis visions to psychic research conducted by the CIA, the seemingly disparate topics covered here congeal to form a larger picture of what these extraordinary states of consciousness might have to tell us about the nature of reality itself.


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Contents

Syllable and Sound
3
Into the Quantum Realm
21
A Personaljourney ofDiscovery
43
Do You See What I See? Memoirs ofa Blind Biker
60
Or When Every lylystical State Youve Ever
77
Washing Beets with
91
On Anthropological Approaches to Anomalous
97
The Future of Parapsychology?
114
Archetypal Mind
185
Universal Feedback and Reality as Remix
197
Chaos Synchronicity and the Technology of Magic
211
Synchronicity and Emergent SelfOrganization
220
The New Human
227
A Serpent Ladder
236
Into the Green Underworld
248
Metaprogramming and the Quantum
285

What Gorilla? Why Some Cant See Psychic Phenomena
129
Paul Devereux
141
Jennifer Dumpert
147
Paul Lcy
157
Dreaming and the Collective Unconscious
165
Lucidity
172
Touch Pornography
292
Virtual Reality and Hallucination
310
Docs Consciousness Depend on thc Brain?
331
Notes
343
Contributors
353
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About the author (2012)

Daniel Pinchbeck is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and cofounder of Evolver.net. He is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism, among other works.

Ken Jordan is the publisher and executive producer of Reality Sandwich and Evolver.net and has written for Wired, Index, and The Paris Review. Pinchbeck and Jordan have coedited two other anthologies, Toward 2012 and What Comes After Money? Both live in New York City.

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