Attainment of higher states of consciousness by natural means: North America: The vision quest of the Sioux; Indian: Transcendental meditation of the Vedic tradition
Milota, Robert S.(1989). Attainment of higher states of consciousness by natural means. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.20, p.26-45.
The mind is able to transcend so-called ordinary or gross perception to come to the Sacred or inner perception by natural means, and furthermore, this experience is an actual change in one's consciousness--hence the real, lasting results. These results are those revealed by American Indians such as Black Elk and Lame Deer, or, by the thousands of people today who enjoy increased "ecstasy" in their lives' by the regular practice of meditation. Sioux Indian and Vedic traditions of meditation are discussed.