'Altered Consciousness in Relation to Popular Culture' - Call for Papers
A two-day meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, 16-17 November, will explore the theme of altered consciousness in relation to popular culture, psychology, philosophy, religion, medicine and literature during the period 1918-1980.
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey J. Kripal.
Closing date for submissions: 14 June 2013.
Many literary and popular authors and performers during the mid twentieth century represented altered states of consciousness in their work, responding to and participating in research relating to such topics as interplanetary contact, ESP, clairvoyance, telepathy, mind-altering drugs, psychic therapies, spiritualisms, shamanism, erotics, conversion, revivals, somnambulism, precognition, distraction, group mind, multiple personality, hypnotism, lucid dreaming, Vedanta, hysteria and automatism.