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

Author: Huston Smith
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a reconsideration of the potential of mind-expanding compounds from a religious point of view.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Smith
ISBN: 1585420344 9781585420346
OCLC Number: 43286677
Description: xvii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Empirical Metaphysics --
Ch. 2. Do Drugs Have Religious Import? --
Ch. 3. Psychedelic Theophanies and the Religious Life --
Ch. 4. Historical Evidence: India's Sacred Soma --
Ch. 5. The Sacred Unconscious --
Ch. 6. Contemporary Evidence: Psychiatry and the Work of Stanislav Grof --
Ch. 7. The Good Friday Experiment --
Ch. 8. The Case of Cardinal John Henry Newman --
Ch. 9. Entheogenic Religions: The Eleusinian Mysteries and the Native American Church --
Ch. 10. Something Like a Summing-Up --
App. A. Secularization and the Sacred: The Contemporary Scene --
App. B. Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove: A Televised Interview.
Responsibility: Huston Smith.

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Offers a reconsideration of the potential of mind-expanding compounds from a religious point of view.

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