Approaches To Consciousness: The Marriage of Science and Mysticism

Paperback | September 4, 2004

byBrian L Lancaster

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Consciousness and the relation between mind and brain are topics of contentious debate, and increasing interest amongst both academics and students of psychology. In this text, Lancaster takes a refreshingly balanced look at consciousness, bringing in approaches from neuroscience, cognitive science, depth psychology, philosophy and mysticism. With a distinctive "transpersonal" orientation, this text will be an invaluable authoritative overview of this subject, integrating scholarship and research from diverse areas.

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Consciousness and the relation between mind and brain are topics of contentious debate, and increasing interest amongst both academics and students of psychology. In this text, Lancaster takes a refreshingly balanced look at consciousness, bringing in approaches from neuroscience, cognitive science, depth psychology, philosophy and mys...

Brian L. Lancaster is Principal Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Deputy Head, Centre for Applied Psychology and Co-Director of the Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit at Liverpool John Moores University. His first book, Mind Brain and Human Potential (Element) won an international award. He has a high profile in ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.54 × 5.48 × 0.7 inPublished:September 4, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333912764

ISBN - 13:9780333912768

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Table of Contents

Part One: Towards a Discipline of Consciousness Studies * Preface * The Big Picture * A Common Purpose? * Part Two: Approaches to Consciousness * Spiritual and Mystical Approaches: Towards Emptiness * Neurophysiological Approaches * Cognitive and Neuropsychological Approaches * The Approach of Depth * Psychology * Spiritual and Mystical Approaches: Towards Fullness * Part Three: Beyond Within * Together Again * References