About Charlie and art
Charles D. Laughlin, Ph.D.
Charlie is a retired professor of anthropology. His specialty has been the study of experiences had in alternative states of consciousness and their influence upon religious and spiritual traditions across cultures. He is the author of, among other books, Communing with the Gods: Consciousness, Culture and the Dreaming Brain.* (Brisbane: Daily Grail, 2011)
Charlie has also been an abstract painter for over 50 years. Many of his artistic motifs derive from dreams and hypnagogic & hypnopompic images, as well as experiences in other alternative states. He brought this perspective into his studies in the anthropology of art.
Charlie now lives in Arizona and British Columbia.
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