Category Archives: Altered States

Brass Monkey

The Caribbean island of St. Kitts has a population of vervet monkeys that were imported from Africa during the time of the Atlantic slave trade. Much like raccoons (only much smarter) these creatures live off the detritus that humans leave … Continue reading

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This is your brain in a dark box

On the subject of entoptic phenomena and altered states of consciousness, I thought I might share with you an interesting experience I had. There’s a business in Chesapeake that provides sensory deprivation tanks where, basically, you float in a warm … Continue reading

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Entoptic Phenomena/ The Trance State

This post is to follow up on our lecture on the role of shamanism in the production of rock art in the upper paleolithic and, more broadly, the relationship of art to religion. Shamanism, you will recall, is the ritualized … Continue reading

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