Cleansing the doors of perception: the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, May 1, 2000 - History - 173 pages
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An examination of the link between psychedelic drugs and religious experiences throughout history summarizes the research of the twentieth century and shares the philosophies of such figures as Sigmund Freud and Saul Bellow. 25,000 first printing.

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This book will surely provoke a longoverdue reconsideration of the potential of mindexpanding compounds. Houston Smith is destined to become a spiritual classic. Read full review

Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals

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Smith (The World's Religions) is a well-known historian of world religions. What is not well known is his lifelong fascination with the use of entheogenic plants and chemicals such as psilocybin ... Read full review


Chapter Two Do Drugs Have Religious Import?
Chapter Three Psychedelic Theophanies and
Chapter Five The Sacred Unconscious

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