Supplementary Lecture Notes: Chapter 6: Trance
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Note about these "Supplementary Lecture Notes"
Please note that these "Supplementary Lecture Notes" consist of an Outline and a summary of some of the material covered in class that is not in the textbook. The textbook is actually the "lecture notes" (that got published). So, except for the outlines, which are usually just a list of the sections from each chapter in the book, these supplementary lecture notes cover only supplementary material that is not in the textbook.
shamanism vs. schizophrenia
shamanism vs. hypnosis
shamanic world view
Channelling & mediumship
trauma as etiological factor
dynamics of alternate personalities
DID and possession
Alien abduction experiences
comparison with shamanism
creating alien abduction experiences
False Memories of Alien Abduction Experiences
In a study that he conducted to determine the causes of alien abduction experiences, Richard McNally and his students examined ten people who claimed to have had alien abduction experiences. On the basis of this sample, he concluded that alien abduction experiences are false memories that occur when five ingredients are present: 1. new-age ideas and magical ideation; 2. sleep paralysis with hypnopompic hallucinations; 3. hypnotic memory "recovery" creating false memories; 4. high scores on the personality trait of absorption; 5. familiarity with the alien narrative.
D. M. Jacobs (Ed.). UFOs and abductions: Challenging the borders of
knowledge. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. [listed under Hopkins
in the references for the book]
McNally, R. J. (2012). Explaining "memories" of space alien abduction and past lives: An experimental psychopathology approach. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3(1), 2-16.
A. Pritchard, D. E. Pritchard, J. E. Mack, P. Kasey, & C. Yapp (Eds.). Alien discussions: Proceedings of the abduction study conference held at MIT, Cambridge, MA. Cambridge, MA: North Cambridge. [listed under Mack in the references for the book]