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Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
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Brave New World Revisited.

Huxley, Aldous. (1958).
New York: Harper & Row.







ISBN: None


Contents: Foreword, 12 essays.


Description: First edition, x + 147 pages.


Note: Contains the essay " Chemical Persuasion."


Excerpt(s): In LSD-25 (lysergic acid diethylamide) the pharmacologists have recently created another aspect of soma-a perception-improver and vision-producer that is, physiologically speaking, almost costless. This extraordinary drug, which is effective in doses as small as fifty or even twenty-five millionths of a gram, has power (like peyote) to transport people into the other world. In the majority of cases, the other world to which LSD-25 gives access is heavenly; alternatively it may be purgat orial or even infernal. But, positive or negative, the lysergic acid experience is felt by almost everyone who undergoes it to be profoundly significant and enlightening. In any event, the fact that minds can be changed so radically at so little cost to the body is altogether astonishing. (page 91)



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