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What Are The Altered States Of Consciousness?

Consciousness is not a static state.

Within us, we have the capacity to experience altered states of consciousness .

And an altered state of mind can be composed of either a heightened awareness or a decreased awareness.

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Altered states of consciousness can only be defined if there is an understanding of an ordinary state of consciousness.

While scientists can't agree on a clear definition, altered states of consciousness are nevertheless essential to understanding the human mind.

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  • Some different states of consciousness include dreams, hallucinations, hypnosis, meditation, sleep, and states induce by psychoactive drugs.
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