In The Head Trip, science journalist Jeff Warren explores twelve distinct, natural states of consciousness we can experience in a twenty-four-hour day, each state offering its own kind of knowledge and insight and its own adventure. The hypnagogic state, when our minds hover between waking and sleeping, can be a rich source of creativity and even compassion. The Watch is an almost magical waking experience in the middle of the night that has been all but lost to electric light and modern sleep patterns. Daydreaming and trance, lucid dreaming, the Zone, and the Pure Conscious Event from sleep laboratory to remote northern cabin, neurofeedback clinic to Buddhist retreat, Warren fearlessly tries them all. Along the way, he talks to neuroscientists, chronobiologists, anthropologists, monks, and many others who illuminate his stories with cutting-edge science and age-old wisdom.
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JEFF WARREN has lived and worked in Paris, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco and London. He has published articles in the Globe and Mail and the National Post. His two hour-long documentaries on sleep and dreaming for CBC Radio's Ideas became the springboard for The Head Trip. He is an on-again, off-again producer for The Current and is researching his next book.From AudioFile:
Have you ever wondered what goes on between your ears--not so much when you're thinking, but during those periods like sleep, daydreaming, or the borderline between the two, the hypnologic period, when we have dreamlike hallucinations while still awake? This book examines these little understood parts of consciousness, showing just how much of a "trip" life really is. Narrator Raymond Todd narrates this book with a sense of wonder appropriate for its topic, making the experience a delightful one of discovery and learning. His delivery keeps the listener alert to some unusual concepts, and he smoothes over the technical jargon. K.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc., 2007. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.40x6.60x2.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1433206730