A technique for inducing altered states of consciousness, as
first described in the book Windows of the Mind (1974) by Australian
novelist G. M. Glaskin. The Greek word Christos (anointed
one) was thought by Glaskin to mean inner self. The technique
involves massaging the subjects feet and forehead before
a series of visualization exercises, culminating in the experience
of traveling by mind (imagination) to other places, identities,
and time periods. When successful the technique produces
a vivid and stimulating experience that often includes reexperiencing
events believed to have happened in former lives.
The Christos experiments originated with a group in isolated
Western Australia who published a magazine titled Open
Mind. Glaskin first described the experiments in his books Windows
of the Mind; Discovering Your Past and Future Lives Through
Massage and Mental Exercise (1974) and The Christos Experiment
(1974). He subsequently published two additional books on the
subject Worlds Within Probing the Christos Experience (1976) and
A Door to Eternity; Proving the Christos Experience (1979). (See also
Arnall Bloxham; double; dreaming true; out-of-the-body
Glaskin, G. M. A Door to Eternity Proving the Christos Experience.
London Wildwood House, 1979.
. Windows of the Mind; Discovering Your Past and Future
Lives Through Massage and Mental Exercise. New York Delacorte
Press, New York, 1974. Reprinted as Windows of the Mind The
Christos Experiment. London Wildwood House, 1974.
. Worlds Within Probing The Christos Experience. London
Wildwood House, 1976. Reprint, Lonson Arrow, 1978.