Colin Wilson: Access to Inner Worlds

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Access to Inner Worlds, a slender but important book in Wilson’s canon, was published by Rider & Co. Ltd (London, UK) in 1983 and reprinted in 1986. It appeared in a Japanese translation by Hirakowa Shuppan-sha (Mind Books) of Tokyo in 1984 but was not published in the US until 1990 (Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts). An e-book edition of the 1990 text was produced by Maurice Bassett Publishing (Richmond, CA) in 2005.

The title of chapter one: “Beyond Left-Brain Consciousness” refers to the results of split-brain research which was carried out in the US by the Nobel laureate Roger Sperry [1913-1994] with Joseph Bogen [1926–2005], Michael Gazzaniga [1939- ], and their associates and students, in the e…

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Stanley, Colin. "Access to Inner Worlds". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 October 2013
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