Blow your mind with this catalog of drug-free techniques—from the mystical to the mechanical, and from the ancient to the state-of-the-art.
An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol.
Drawn from cultures around the world as well as from neurological research, here are “positive” techniques—Self-Hypnosis, Alterations of Breathing, Fervent Prayer, Spinning. And here are “negative” techniques—Self-Flagellation, Sleep Deprivation, Fire Walking. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions—Transcendental Meditation, Tea Ceremony, Tantric Sex. Methods that use devices, from the domestic Metronome Watching, to the state-of-the-art Brain-Wave Biofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Ganzfeld Effect, and Psychedelic Bathtub.
Whether you’re looking for a life-changing adventure like Skydiving; something to do every day just to change things up like Zen Morning Laugh; or just some enlightenment about the lengths people have gone to in order to experience something new—The Book of Highs will get you there.