Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Brave New World Revisited.
Huxley, Aldous. (1958).
New York: Harper & Row.
Contents: Foreword, 12
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.
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