cover Volume 2 of Peak States




Peak States of Consciousness: Theory and Applications,
Volume 2: Acquiring Extraordinary Spiritual and Shamanic States

by Dr. Grant McFetridge with Wes Gietz (2008)


Table of Contents

Legal Liability Agreement vi
Foreword by Adam Waisel, MD x
Preface by Frank Downey xiii
Acknowledgements xiv
Introduction to Volume 2 xvii

The Biology of Consciousness

Chapter 1 – An Overview of the Biology of Consciousness 3
Chapter 2 – Peak States and the Developmental Events Model 19
Chapter 3 – The Subconscious: Triune Brains and Cell Organelles 35
Chapter 4 – The Primary Cell: Metabolic Pathways and Peak States, Experiences and Abilities 57
Chapter 5 – Consciousness: The ‘Observing Self’ and the ‘Center of Awareness’ 77
Chapter 6 – The Conscious ‘Directing Self’: Genes and the Nucleolus 93
Chapter 7 – Claiming Your Birthright: The Transpersonal Realms of Existence and Their States 107
Chapter 8 – A Map of Developmental Events for Peak States 125

Shamanic Realms

Chapter 9 – The Planetary Consciousness Gaia and Its States 159
Chapter 10 – Talking with Gaia: Gaia Commands and Messages 173
Chapter 11 – Experiencing the Sacred: Triune Brain Self-Identities and the Realm of the Sacred 197

Spiritual Realms

Chapter 12 – Spiritual Realms: The Spherical Layers of the Cosmos and the Void 223
Chapter 13 – Merging with the Creator 237
Chapter 14 – The Biological Basis for the Creator, Oversouls, Past Lives, and Communication With the
Dead 261

Chapter 15 – Choosing Good or Evil 283

Implications

Chapter 16 – Applying the Theory: An Overview of ISPS Peak State Techniques 315
Chapter 17 – Acquiring Peak States Using Gaia Commands 331
Chapter 18 – Unusual Blocks to Acquiring Peak States 349
Chapter 19 – Benefits and Risks of Acquiring Extraordinary Spiritual and Shamanic States 365
Chapter 20 – Peak States and Therapy/Psychiatric Clients 387
Chapter 21 – The Optimal Order for Acquiring Peak States 395
Chapter 22 – Peak States and Children 403
Chapter 23 – Measurement and Identification Techniques for Peak States 413
Chapter 24 – New Frontiers: Other Unusual Peak States 435

Commentary

Chapter 25 – A Shamanic Perspective on Peak States by Wes Gietz 441

Appendix A: A Partial List of Safety Issues 451
Appendix B: A Checklist of Triune Brains and Their Characteristics 455
Appendix C: A Partial Index of Peak States and Their Probabilities of Occurrence 457
Appendix D: A Partial Index of Peak Abilities 475
Appendix E: A Partial Index of Gateway, Choice and Peak Experience Events 479
Appendix F: A Partial Time-Line of Developmental Events 483
Appendix G: State Evaluation Questionnaire 495
            State of Consciousness Evaluation Key 503

Glossary 507
Index 521

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