... Methods and Evaluation According to psychology experts, consciousness is the awareness of awareness. It is rooted in mysticism, religion, and occultism. It is psychology’s new method of assessing behavior, which paved the way for looking at the altered state of consciousness or ASC.
ASC involves qualitative alteration in conative, cognitive, and perceptual areas. It also involves change in meditational methods between stimuli and reactions. Inducing ASC can be by body chemistry modification, sensory deprivation, or overstimulation.
However, there is no guaranteed way to induce ASC. To be clear, it is the individual’s mental state, not the method, which counts towards attaining ASC. Still, for the...