Consciousness and Indigenous Healing Systems: Between Indigenous Perceptions and Neuroscience


Diana Riboli
Panteion University of Social and Political Science, Greece

Series: Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology
BISAC: MED056000

After decades of discussion in different scientific fields, the concept of consciousness is still very elusive. This book aims to define actual perceptions of consciousness in various indigenous cultures using seminal anthropological case studies as well as material from research conducted by the author in Nepal and Peninsular Malaysia. The purpose is to show the impressive similarities between indigenous perceptions of consciousness and neuroscientific theories (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



List of Figures

About the Author

Chapter 1 – Introduction (pp. 1-4)

Chapter 2 – The Shaman in the Flower (pp. 5-8)

Chapter 3 – Shadow-Souls, Dream Agents, True Souls. Indigenous Interpretations of Consciousness? (pp. 9-20)

Chapter 4 – From Dreams to Neuroscience (pp. 21-24)

Chapter 5 – Consciousnesses and Indigenous Healing Systems (pp. 25-34)

Chapter 6 – Going Further. Multiplicity and Wholeness (pp. 35-40)

Chapter 7 – Conclusion (pp. 41-42)



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