ALTERED STATES (English Edition)

ALTERED STATES (English Edition)
Title ALTERED STATES (English Edition) PDF eBook
Author Paddy Chayefsky
Publisher BookRix
Pages 175
Release 2022-01-19
Genre Fiction
ISBN 3755405784

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Edward Jessup, a young psycho-physiologist, experiments with different states of consciousness, obsessed with an addiction to truth and knowledge. He injects himself with psychedelic drugs, lies locked in an isolation tank and experiences all the stages of pre-human consciousness until finally terrible changes take place with him: Jessup also physically transforms into a pre-human being. His thirst for knowledge drives him into ever new, increasingly irreversible transformations. Only the horror when his body begins to dissolve into pure energy brings him back to human bonds... Paddy Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), one of the most important US dramatists, wrote a breath-taking, equally philosophical shocker with his debut novel. In 1980, British director Ken Russell adapted the novel based on Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay - starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown and Drew Barrymore.

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States
Title Music and Altered States PDF eBook
Author David Aldridge
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages 210
Release 2006
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1843103737

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An international collection examining the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness. The observations of the contributors cover a wide range of music types capable of inducing altered states. It will interest practicing music therapists, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists, students and academics in the field.

Altered States a Poetic Evolution

Altered States a Poetic Evolution
Title Altered States a Poetic Evolution PDF eBook
Author Stosh Chappas
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing
Pages 90
Release 2009-11
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1609110080

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Altered States is a poetic evolution. A life changing arrangement, Everything from sadness to gladness. Tales of romance to make you want to dance. Even some heartbreak that will bring A tear to your eye. Stories of love lost Was it worth the cost? Tales of family told, Both new and old. Some political satire To get you wired. Some celestial tales, To help you understand To no avail. Share in author Stosh Chappas' joy, sorrow, relief and closure as you get whisked away in the brilliant poetry in Altered States. Stosh Chappas is a union carpenter who travels and works at industrial sites in nuclear and chemical plants and oil refineries.

Altered States

Altered States
Title Altered States PDF eBook
Author Michael Schaller
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 337
Release 1997-09-25
Genre History
ISBN 0198023375

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The relationship between the United States and Japan is torn by contrary impulses. We face each other across the Pacific as friends and allies, as the two most powerful economies in the world--and as suspicious rivals. Americans admire the industry of the Japanese, but we resent the huge trade deficit that has developed between us, due to what we consider to be unfair trade practices and "unlevel playing fields." Now, in Altered States, historian Michael Schaller strips away the stereotypes and misinformation clouding American perceptions of Japan, providing the historical background that helps us make sense of this important relationship. Here is an eye-opening history of U.S.-Japan relations from the end of World War II to the present, revealing its rich depths and startling complexities. Perhaps Schaller's most startling revelation is that modern Japan is what we made it--that most of what we criticize in Japan's behavior today stems directly from U.S. policy in the 1950s. Indeed, as the book shows, for seven years after the end of the war, our occupational forces exerted enormous influence over the shape and direction of Japan's economic future. Stunned by the Communist victory in China and the outbreak of war in Korea, and fearful that Japan might form ties with Mao's China, the U.S. encouraged the rapid development of the Japanese economy, protecting the huge industrial conglomerates and creating new bureaucracies to direct growth. Thus Japan's government-guided, export-driven economy was nurtured by our own policy. Moreover, the United States fretted about Japan's economic weakness--that they would become dependent on us--and sought to expand Tokyo's access to markets in the very areas it had just tried to conquer, the old Co Prosperity Sphere. Schaller documents how, as the Cold War deepened throughout the 1950s, Washington showered money on what it saw as the keystone of the eastern shore of Asia, working assiduously to expand the Japanese economy and, in fact, worrying intensely over the American trade surplus. Fear of Japanese instability ran so deep that Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson approved secret financial help to Japanese conservative politicians, some of whom had been accused of war crimes against Americans. Then came the 1960s, and the surplus faded into a deficit. The book reveals how Washington's involvement in Vietnam provided the Japanese government with political cover for quietly pursuing a more independent course. Even in the 1970s, however, with America's one time ward turned into an economic powerhouse, the Nixon administration failed to pay much attention to Tokyo. Schaller shows that Kissinger openly preferred the more charismatic company of Zhou Enlai to that of Japanese technocrats, while economics bored him. The United States almost missed the fact that Japan had developed into a country that could say no, and very loudly. Michael Schaller has won widespread acclaim for his earlier books on U. S. relations with Asia. His fearless judgments, his fluid pen, his depth of knowledge and research have all lifted him to the front rank of historians writing today. In Altered States, he illuminates the most important, and troubled, relationship in the world in a work certain to cement his reputation.

Altered States

Altered States
Title Altered States PDF eBook
Author Marlene Tromp
Publisher State University of New York Press
Pages 262
Release 2012-02-01
Genre Social Science
ISBN 079148193X

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Considers the role of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.

Altered States

Altered States
Title Altered States PDF eBook
Author Valerie Sperling
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 397
Release 2009-05-25
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0521834007

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Is globalization good for democracy? This book examines the accountability of transnational institutions and traces their impact on democratic governance.

Altered States

Altered States
Title Altered States PDF eBook
Author Thomas M. Holbrook
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 224
Release 2016-05-30
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0190269154

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The 2012 presidential elections represented the second consecutive defeat for the Republican Party, and its fourth defeat out of the last six presidential elections. In recent years both Republican and Democratic strategists and pundits have spoken of an emerging Democratic Party "lock" on the Electoral College and speculated that even in the wake of Republican victories in Congress, presidential candidates are still at a major disadvantage due to the party's increasing demographic and geographic isolation. In Altered States, Thomas Holbrook looks at change in party fortunes in presidential elections since 1972, documenting the magnitude, direction, and consequences of changes in party support in the states. He finds that the Democrats do not have a "lock" on the Electoral College, but that their position has improved dramatically over the past forty years in a number of formerly competitive or Republican-leaning states in the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. Republican candidates have made many fewer gains, mostly improving their position in "misplaced," formerly Democratic states, such as Kentucky and West Virginia, or in already deeply Republican states in the Plains and Mountain West. Holbrook looks at the ways that changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the state electorates, internal (state to state) and external (foreign born) migratory patterns, and changes in other key demographic and political characteristics drive these changes. Additionally, he explores the ways in which increasing partisan polarization at the national level has altered group-based party linkages and contributed to changes in party support at the state level. These factors, along with an increasingly inefficient distribution of Republican votes, have converted what was once a Republican edge in electoral votes to an advantage for Democratic presidential candidates.