Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Psychedelics Revisited (Topical Issue).
ReVision: The Journal of Consciousness and Change, (Spring, 1988)., Vol. 10, No. 4.
Description: Topical issue, 72 pages.
Table of Contents
|3||Editorial: Psychedelics Revisited, by Ralph Metzner|
|5||The Transmitter-Receiver Concept of Reality, by Albert Hofmann|
|13||A Conversation with R. Gordon Wasson (1898-1986), by Robert Forte|
|31||From Mysteries to Paradigms: Humanity's Journey From Sacred Plants to Psychedelic Drugs, by Richard Yensen|
|51||Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Evolution, by Terence McKenna|
|59||The Nature of the MDMA Experience and Its Role in Healing, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practice, by Sophia Adamson and Ralph Metzner|
Excerpt(s): Readers of
this journal need little introduction to the significance of psychedelic
substances for the exploration of consciousness that has occurred
in the Western world in the 20th century. During the 1940's, '50's,
and '60's, scientists in many countries discovered a family of
molecular compounds that had startling and unfamiliar effects
on the human mind. Anthropologists and historians
learned that aboriginal cultures with shamanic traditions had
often used hallucinogenic plants as an adjunct to the inner quest
for vision and the search for healing. Scientists confirmed what
was one of humanity's most ancient methods for the enhancement
of consciousness and promised to apply their research in a wide
variety of fields ranging from psychotherapy for alcoholism and
neurotic disorders and the stimulation of creative processes to
the possible experimental study of religious-mystical experience.
(Editorial, page 3)
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