Posted by: White Cranes | September 27, 2012

About Altered State of Consciousness

The phrase “altered state of consciousness” was coined in the 1970s and describes induced changes in one’s mental state, almost always temporary. A synonymous phrase is “altered states of awareness.” An altered state of consciousness can come about accidentally through fever, sleep deprivation, starvation, oxygen deprivation, nitrogen narcosis (deep diving), or a traumatic accident. Definitions

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