1 Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Masachusetts. This investigation was supported by a Research Grant, MH07683, from the National Institute of Mental Health, USPHS; and by the Austen Riggs Center. The author is grateful to Dr. George S. Klein and Dr. Richard O. Rouse for their suggestions and criticism during the preparation of this manuscript. (Back to Article)

 2 When questioned (at the end of  the experiment) as to any interaction between her psychoanalysis and the meditation, A replied: " …my guess would be that, had I not been in analysis, I would have not had the same kind of experience that I did in this. I thinhk I would have been less prone to or I would have been far more restricted … they were two very special experiences  going on at the same time and that there waas interaction between them but they both remained separate in their own ways and were special in their own ways.” She replied in the negative when the experimenter asked if any of the things she had found out about herself in the analysis had explained any of the experiences she had had in the experiment. (Back to Article)

3 The subject would define this different state of consciousness in terms of difficulty in verbalizing what had happened, an inability to maintain a complete and certain memory of it, and the “feeling” of different “dimensions” to the experience. The definition of the state in EEG terms remains to be done, although relevant data has been obtained by other investigators (1, 16). (Back to Article)

 4 There is an indication in the New Introductory Lectures that Freud had an idea tending in the same direction: “It is easy to imagine, too, that certain mystical practices may succeed in upsetting the normal relations between the different regions of the mind, so that, for instance, perception may be able to grasp happenings in the depths of the ego and the id which were otherwise inaccessible to it” (10). (Back to Article)

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