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The Book of Highs

255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs

Edward Rosenfeld, Andrew Weil, MD (Foreword by)


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Blow Your Mindfulness

An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol.

Drawn from cultures around the world, here are positive techniques—Self-Hypnosis, Alterations of Breathing, Fervent Prayer, Spinning. And here are “negative” techniques—Self-Flagellation, Sleep Deprivation, Fire Walking. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions—Transcendental Meditation, Tea Ceremony, Tantric Sex. Methods that use devices, from the domestic Metronome Watching, to the state-of-the-art Brain-Wave Biofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Ganzfeld Effect, and Psychedelic Bathtub.

Whether you’re looking for a life-changing adventure—like Skydiving—or something to do every day, just to change things up—like Zen Morning Laugh—The Book of Highs will get you there.

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761193876, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

About the Author

Edward Rosenfeld is a writer, editor, and technology consultant based in New York. A founding editor of Omni magazine, he has written three volumes on neural networks, edited An Oral History of Gestalt Therapy, and penned the libretto to the opera Huxley's Last Trip. As psychedelics became illegal, he originally wrote The Book of Highs in 1973to focus on ways to alter consciousness without drugs.