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    “Not to Be Aware Anymore”: Indigenous Sumatran Ideas and Shamanic Experiences of Changed States of Awareness/Consciousness.Nathan Porath - 2013 - Anthropology of Consciousness 24 (1):7-31.
    Anthropologists working on altered states of consciousness (ASC) have suggested that we should do away with psychologizing concepts and use people's own terms for these experiences. With material drawn from the Orang Sakai of Sumatra this paper shows that practitioners who utilize ASC do recognize the alteration of states of awareness as preconditions for numinous interactions. Also critically discussed is the term ASC.
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  2. Being Human in a Dualist and Not-so-Dualist World: Exploring Sakai Concepts of Self and Personhood.Nathan Porath - 2007 - In Jeanette Edwards, Penelope Harvey & Peter Wade (eds.), Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice. Berg. pp. 186--204.
     
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  3. Being Human in a Dualistically-Conceived Embodied World : Descartes' Dualism and Sakais' Universalist Concepts of (Altered) Consciousness, Inner-Knowledge and Self.Nathan Porath - 2007 - In Jeanette Edwards, Penelope Harvey & Peter Wade (eds.), Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice. Berg.