Author: Shanon, B.
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 8, Number 1, 2001 , pp. 35-58(24)
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Abstract:Temporality is a fundamental determinant of human cognition. There are, however, states of mind in which people feel that temporality changes radically and perhaps even becomes irrelevant. Here I attempt a typology of the patterns of such non-ordinary temporal experiences. The discussion is based on a phenomenological study of the special state of consciousness induced by Ayahuasca, a powerful Amazonian psychoactive brew.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Publication date: January 1, 2001