Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs)

Source: Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs "Some people today are purposely altering their consciousness for spiritual quests or other reasons. Altered states of consciousness, especially in a New Age context, comprise of unusual conditions of perception achieved by the deliberate cultivation of often abnormal mental states. Nobel scientist Sir John Eccles once said that the …

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The Deception of New Age Meditation

(Reference: Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs) "New Age meditation is derived from Eastern or occult methods, which seek a radical transformation of the consciousness. This altered state of consciousness leads to an alleged “self realization” or spiritual “enlightenment,”which has as its final goal union with ultimate reality and the resulting dissolution of the individual personality. …

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