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Studies of ASCs produced through psychedlic medicinal drugs, for instance, are positioned during this publication inside of a huge, illuminating viewpoint that comes with papers on mystical reports, hypnagogic (between waking and snoozing) states, dream cognizance, meditation, hypnosis, and mind wave feedback-produced states.

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Hence we planned to make it as comprehensive and inclusive as possible without undue emphasis upon completion of any one particular item. Once the day's work had been evaluated, plans could then be made for future meetings and specific studies. Additionally, we each had our individual purposes, Aldous having in mind future literary work, while my interest related to future psychological experimentation in the field of hypnosis. M. M. with some considerable review of our notebooks the next day to establish their general agreement, to remove any lack of clarity of meaning caused by the abbreviated notations we had entered into them during the previous day's work and to correct any oversights.

Perceptual selection and cognitive patterning are in the service of these goals. Under special conditions of dysfunction, such as in acute psychosis or in LSD states, or under special goal conditions such as exist in religious mystics, the pragmatic systems of automatic selection are set aside or break down, in favor of alternate modes of consciousness whose stimulus processing may be less efficient from a biological point of view but whose very inefficiency may permit the experience of aspects of the real world formerly excluded or ignored.

There followed then a review in extensive detail of various of his psychedelic experiences with mescaline, later to be recorded in his book. (Huxley, 1954). " He described this state (the author's description is not complete since there seemed to be no good reason except interest for making full notations of his description) of Deep Reflection as one marked by physical relaxation with bowed head and closed eyes, a profound progressive psychological withdrawal from externalities but without any actual loss of physical realities nor any amnesias or loss of orientation, a "setting aside" of everything not pertinent, and then a state of complete mental absorption in matters of interest to him.

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