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The consciousness of dreaming, music and the world

Editor(s): Ruth Finnegan

Language: English

Genre(s): Philosophy

March 2017288 pages216x138mm

Hardback - 9781786830005 eBook - epub - 9781786830029 eBook - mobi - 9781786830036 eBook - pdf - 9781786830012

About The Book

This study of dreaming, death and shared consciousness develops a context that is humanistic, comparative and evidence-based in its engagement with the work of cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology and the study of the imagination. It also reaches into current research on consciousness at the interface of neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, musicology, computer studies, psychology/parapsychology, literature and cognitive studies, in the process of drawing its content from a range of original writing from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.


‘This is a marvellous book, in more than one sense. Building on earlier work by her and others on storytelling, communication, and community, this edited volume by Ruth Finnegan follows the ordinary experiences of everyday life to venture into questions beyond the ordinary, in the domain of the mystical and the enchanted, as an inquiry about imagination and the human mind.’
- Professor Amy Shuman, The Ohio State University

About the Editor(s)

Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan, FBA, Emeritus Professor at the Open University, has an extensive academic publishing record, and is the prize-winning author of the novel Black inked pearl and its fairytale prequel, Pearl of the Seas.

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