No contemporary writer knows the history of consciousness studies better than Lawrence LeShan, or the problems that arise when this topic is rigorously examined. Landscapes of the Mind presents a radical taxonomy of consciousness and its "realms," a classification system that ingeniously resolves the problems and dilemmas that have frustrated other scholars. By understanding that consciousness is inevitably part of a cultural worldview, LeShan provides a theoretical model that has critical implications for psychotherapy, technology, medicine, religion, the philosophy of science, and even for politics. His application of his model to terrorism, to warfare, and to the Israel/Palestine dispute are worth the price of the book. LeShan has written prolifically for decades but Landscapes of the Mind is his wisest book.
~ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University
Co-author: Personal Mythology; Extraordinary Dreams; Haunted by Combat