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Psychedelic, Psychoactive, and Addictive Drugs and States of Consciousness

Ralph Metzner

in Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195165319
eISBN:
9780199894055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter examines the states of consciousness induced by hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs in the framework of a general model of altered states of consciousness (ASCs). According to the general ... More


Music and ayahuasca

Benny Shanon

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0077
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the musical facets of the special state of mind induced by ayahuasca, a powerful Amazonian psychoactive brew especially famous for the vivid hallucinations that it induces. The ... More


Science, Profit and Politics in the Conduct of Clinical Trials

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter offers an explanation for the ineffectiveness of psychiatric services. Some psychiatric treatments that are widely used today are not nearly as effective as is commonly supposed; their ... More


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