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By Thomas B. Roberts (ed.)

Finds entheogens as catalysts for religious improvement and direct encounters with the sacred

• With contributions by way of Albert Hofmann, Huston Smith, Stanislav Grof, Charles Tart, Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, Frances Vaughan, and so forth

• comprises own bills of Walter Pahnke’s sturdy Friday test in addition to a 25-year follow-up with its individuals

• Explores protocols for ceremonial use of psychedelics and the demanding situations of remodeling entheogenic insights into enduring switch

Modern geared up faith relies predominantly on secondary spiritual experience--we examine others’ impressive direct non secular encounters within the far away earlier and feature religion that God is obtainable. but what if strong sacraments existed to aid us at once event the sacred? What if there have been how you can hunt down the which means of being human and our position within the universe, to determine the sacred on the planet that surrounds us?

In this booklet, greater than 25 non secular leaders, scientists, and psychedelic visionaries research how we will go back to the first religious encounters on the foundation of all religions during the guided use of entheogens. With contributions via Albert Hofmann, Huston Smith, Stanislav Grof, Charles Tart, Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, Frances Vaughan, Myron Stolaroff, and so on, this ebook explores protocols for ceremonial use of psychedelics, the demanding situations of reworking entheogenic insights into enduring swap, psychoactive sacraments within the Bible, myths surrounding using LSD, and the transformative ayahuasca rituals of Santo Daime. additionally it is own money owed of Walter Pahnke’s solid Friday scan in addition to a 25-year follow-up with its individuals. Dispelling fears of inauthentic spirituality, habit, and ill-prepared encounters with the holy, this ebook unearths the potential for entheogens as catalysts for religious improvement, a direction during which religion can at once come upon God’s energy, and the start of a brand new spiritual period in line with own religious event.

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I subdivided this relationship into four parts. Historically we can trace the interface between drugs and religion back to the twi-light zone of prehistory. Phenomenologically, which is to say descriptively, no clear distinction is perceptible between mystical experiences that are chemically occasioned and ones that are not. On that point, I referred to an experiment I conducted when I was asked to speak on the subject at Princeton University. I distributed to the audience first-person reports of two mystical experiences, one written by one of the greatest known mystics in history, and the other by a subject in Leary’s early Harvard experiments.

Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices. New York: Wiley & Sons. ______. 2011. ” American Psychologist 66(7): 579–92. , and C. Grob, eds. 2005. Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics. New York: SUNY. , T. Patton, A. Leonard, and M. Morelli. 2008. Integral Life Practice. Boston: Shambhala. Winkelman, M. and T. Roberts, eds. 2008. Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments, vols. 1 & 2. : Praeger. For the Beauty of the Earth For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

Leonard, and M. Morelli. 2008. Integral Life Practice. Boston: Shambhala. Winkelman, M. and T. Roberts, eds. 2008. Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments, vols. 1 & 2. : Praeger. For the Beauty of the Earth For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. For the wonder of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale and tree and flow’r, Sun and moon and stars of light, Lord of all to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

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