Excerpts from the book, Meditation and Light Visions, and from other Publications


Here I'm making available for your inspection copies of Chapters 1 and 8 from my book.  Also included is a sample chart from Chapter 2 (Overview of Light Vision Metaphors in Asian Texts) and the List of Figures and Tables.  In addition, there are copies of two earlier articles that address similar subjects--an examination of meditation-induced light visions in early Chinese Daoism (that is, antedating the influence of Buddhist missionaries) and an extended, 3-part analysis of light visions in the hymns of the Indo-Aryan Rig Veda. 
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Meditation and Light Visions: Bibliography, pp. 237-261; List of Figures & Tables, p. 263; Index, pp. 265-271.   1013k v. 9 Apr 5, 2010, 10:14 AM Philip Nicholson
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Meditation and Light Visions, Chapter 1: Why Light Visions Are Important for Neuroscience    590k v. 6 Apr 5, 2010, 10:10 AM Philip Nicholson
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Meditation and Light Visions, Chapter 2, Chart: Overview of Light Vision Metaphors Used in Asian Texts, p. 13  735k v. 4 Apr 1, 2010, 11:04 PM Philip Nicholson
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Meditation and Light Visions, Chapter 8: Ecstasy and Aftermath  1413k v. 5 Apr 1, 2010, 11:05 PM Philip Nicholson
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Restoring the One: Meditation and Light Visions in Early Chinese Daoism. 2006. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the International Society for Shamanistic Studies, Changchun, P.R. China, August, 2004   751k v. 5 Mar 31, 2010, 4:31 PM Philip Nicholson
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The Soma Code: Luminous Visions in the Rig Veda, Parts i-III. 2002. In: The Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies 8(3): 31-92   351k v. 5 Mar 31, 2010, 1:42 PM Philip Nicholson