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

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Huston Smith is just a very dry, didactic writer. ("I have three points to make about this concept. I will start with the first and move on to the second and then proceed to the third. The first point ... Read full review


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

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