David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research 2 (7):1006-1022 (2011)
Herein, I review the moment in my life when I awoke from the dream of self to find being as part of the living world. It was a sudden, momentous event that is difficult to explain since transcending the self ultimately requires transcending the language structures of which the self consists. Since awakening to the world took place beyond the enclosure of self-speech, it also took place outside our symbolic construction of time. It is strange to place this event and its aftermath as happening long ago in my lifetime, for it is forever present; it surrounds me all the time just as the world seems to do. This fact puts into question the reality of my daily journey from dawn to dusk with all the mundane tasks I must complete (like writing of that which cannot be captured in writing). My linear march to aging and death inexorably continues, yet it seems somehow unreal, the biggest joke of all. Still, I here review the events leading up to my time out of mind and then review the serious repercussions when I was drawn back into the ego-self only to find I did not have the conceptual tools or the maturity to understand what had happened.
|Keywords||self-transdendence LSD anima mundi animism psychedelics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gregory Nixon (ed.) (2011). Self-Transcendent Experience: Narrative & Analysis. QuantumDream, Inc..
Elmo A. Robinson (1949). Animism as a World Hypothesis. Philosophical Review 58 (January):53-63.
Ireneusz Ziemiński (2007). Death is Not an Event in Life: Ludwig Wittgenstein as a Transcendental Idealist. Idealistic Studies 37 (1):51-66.
Jan Masschelein (2011). Experimentum Scholae: The World Once More … But Not (Yet) Finished. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (5):529-535.
Robert Elliot Allinson (2011). The Butterfly, the Mole and the Sage. Asian Philosophy 19 (3):213-223.
Raymond Tallis (2008). The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Portrait of Your Head. Yale University Press.
Sue Atkinson (2011). A Living Life, A Living Death: Bessie Head's Writing as a Survival Strategy. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Humanities 32 (4):269-278.
Ralph J. Tapia (1970). Psychedelics, Mysticism and Morality. Thought 45 (2):235-252.
Gregory Nixon (ed.) (2010). Time & Consciousness: Two Faces of One Mystery. QuantumDream, Inc..
M. J. Cresswell (2012). The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
Gregory M. Nixon (2010). From Panexperientialism to Conscious Experience: The Continuum of Experience. Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research 1 (3):216-233.
Added to index2011-10-19
Total downloads84 ( #14,922 of 1,100,501 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #13,351 of 1,100,501 )
How can I increase my downloads?