Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
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Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions.
Smith, Huston. (1992).
San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.
is A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, x + 182 pages.
Contents: Partial contents:
Preface to the 1992 Edition.
Excerpt(s): That "the
human unanimity"-how things pretty much looked to people
everywhere until modern science threw the West temporarily off-balance-has
helpful things to suggest toward the creation of a viable pattern
for our time, is this book's basic thesis. ... But if somewhere
hidden in the depths of things there are invariants-things that
resemble the floor of the ocean over which currents sweep, and
waves atop those currents-it doesn't much matter when they are
pondered, unless (to switch metaphors) one has been in a tunnel
so long one has forgotten that sun and stars and rain exist. The
premodern realization that they do exist-that things more wonderful
than the tunnel vision of modernity allowed are not only real
but more real than the ones that pushed them out of sight-is the
thesis this essay explores with absolute seriousness. (Preface,
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