Transpersonal Studies

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Aldridge, D., & Fachner, J. (2006). Music and altered states: Consciousness, transcendence, therapy and addiction. London: J. Kingsley.

Becker, J. (2004). Deep listeners: Music, emotion, and trancing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Rouget, G. (1985). Music and trance: A theory of the relations between music and possession. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Sylvan, R. (2002). Traces of the spirit: The religious dimensions of popular music. New York: New York University Press.

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Evans, Jules. “Modern Ecstasy, or the Art of Losing Control.” Philosophy for Life. November 7, 2013. Accessed April 10, 2015.

Gray, J. Patrick. “Rock as a Chaos Model Ritual.” Popular Music and Society 7, no. 2 (1980): 75-83. doi:10.1080/03007768008591151.

Neher, Andrew. “A Physiological Explanation of Unusual Behavior in Ceremonies Involving Drums.” Transcultural Psychiatry 1, no. 2 (1964): 91-93. doi:10.1177/136346156400100204.

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Cecil, Paul. Flickers of the Dreamachine. Hove: Codex, 1996.

Ng, Beng-Yeong. “Psychiatric Aspects of Self-induced Epileptic Seizures.” Aust NZ J Psychiatry Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 36, no. 4 (2002): 534-43.

Oster, Gerald. “Auditory Beats in the Brain.” Scientific American 229, no. 4 (1973): 94-102.