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Anthropology of Consciousness

Vol 28 (2 Issues in 2017)
Edited by: Nicole Torres and Gary Moore
Print ISSN: 1053-4202 Online ISSN: 1556-3537
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A publication of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Anthropology of Consciousness (AOC) publishes articles from multidisciplinary perspectives that focus on the study of consciousness and/or its practical application to contemporary issues. The journal supports rigorous and empirically-based inquiries into consciousness that utilize diverse methodologies, including ethnographic, scientific, experiential, historical, and alternative ways of knowing.

Anthropology of Consciousness publishes semiannually and consists of peer-reviewed full length articles and book reviews, as well as letters to the editor. The journal publishes research on a wide spectrum of topics — altered states of consciousness, religion, possession, trance, dissociative states, shamanistic, mediumistic and mystical traditions, indigenous healing practices, linguistic, philosophical, social and symbolic studies, and cultural psychology. AOC values interdisciplinary perspectives, respects diverse traditions, and prioritizes inclusiveness and open dialogue in the study of consciousness. AOC welcomes submissions that reflect on how consciousness and human transformation can be made relevant to the challenges of our age, with the aim of a praxis to catalyze a shift toward a more just world. All articles are submitted to a double-blind review process. Referees based on expertise in the subject area addressed by the submission.

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