Stalking White Crows (Paperback)

How Evidence and Altered Consciousness Bring Us Better Living and Better Dying

By Jack Crittenden

Iff Books, 9781789042184, 328pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2020

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Description

How making up our minds and the makeup of our minds can help us live better and die better. We live in a climate where feelings trump reason and evidence. Lies are treated as "alternative facts." At the same time, it seems our culture does not want us to treat altered or higher states of consciousness seriously. Focusing both on evidence and on such states of consciousness can reorient our attitudes. Jack Crittenden asks the reader to think about life after death, about the basis of morality and the essence of spirituality, about the meaning of happiness, about the path of dying, and about the proper role of work in our lives and how education connects to that role. What if our memories, thoughts, and whole personality lived on after we died? What if morality were based on reasons and evidence and not on God and sacred texts? What if happiness lies not in what we think, how we feel, and what we long for, but in living in the present and in the dying of the self itself? Experiences of and the evidence on altered and higher states of consciousness can lead us to better lives and better deaths.


About the Author

Jack Crittenden is Professor Emeritus of the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.