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 subject's 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 travel )
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.