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A collection of papers and research
The name Spiritwatch is used here to speak to the theme of this site which is a watchfulness focused on experiences of a spiritual nature. This watchfulness is in many of the papers a function of the scientific method or classical scholarship but not always. Sometimes it exemplifies the watchfulness of the observer. This can be from careful first person accounts, from a cultural perspective, from the perspective of the development of higher states of consciousness, or from the perspective of engagement in virtual worlds.
My work, over a number of years, has been about an interest in spirit or maybe an interest in the nature of reality/consciousness - I see these things as very overlapping and the movement from dreams to virtual worlds as quite natural.
Latest additions to Spiritwatch:
Paper presented at 2016 International Association for the Study of Dreams, Netherlands by Dr. Jayne Gackenbach, McEwan University.
Night Time Dreams and Video Game Play Symposium Slides
These are slides from a symposium entitled “Night Time Dreams and Video Game Play” which was presented at the Canadian Game Studies Meeting in early June of 2016 at the University of Calgary. Three of these presentations were also presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams meeting in late June of 2016 in the Netherlands. The presentations at IASD were by Dylan Wijeyaratnam, Akshya Boopalan and Elisa White, and Jayne Gackenbach and Craig Guthrie. The last was also presented at the 2016 meeting of a Science of Consciousness in Tucson, AZ in April of 2016.
Discussion period after the presentation at the University of Calgary with all the student presenters.
They are from left to right: Ann Sinyard, Elisa White, Akshya Boopalan, Craig Guthrie, Carson Flockhart, and Dylan Wijeyaratnam.
A Rift in Reality:
Exploring the Oculus Rift's effect on