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Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index


Buddhism and Psychedelics.

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. (Fall, 1996).Vol. 6, No. 1.


ISSN: 1055-484x

Description: Quarterly periodical, topical issue: Psychedelics: Help or Hindrance?, also contains articles other than the topical ones,160 pages.

Contents: Partial Table of Contents

4Just Say Maybe, Editor's View
34Domains of Consciousness: An Interview with Jack Kornfield
42Liberty and LSD, by John Perry Barlow
44Results from the Tricycle Poll
45A High History of Buddhism, by Rick Fields
60Entheogens: A Brief History of Their Spiritual Use, by Robert Jesse
65To the Source, by Simone Garrigues
67On the Front Lines: An Interview with Michele McDonald-Smith
72Yagé and the Yanas, by Allan Hunt Badiner
78A Peak Experience, by Josh Schrei
81Sitting for Sessions: Dharma & DMT Research
89A Psychedelic Journey to the Zafu, by Nina Wise
94Sacred Antidotes: An Interview with Terence McKenna
98Leaning Into Rawness, by Trudy Walter
101Roundtable with: Robert Aitken, Richard Baker Roshi, Ram Dass, Joan Halifax


Excerpt(s): To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we have chosen to focus on a controversial issue that claims both a complex history and a contemporary revival: Buddhism and psychedelics. Dozens of controversies surround the subject of psychedelics. Some involve legal and medical issues; others, issues of empiricism and religion. Beyond controversy, however, is the historical relationship between Buddhism and psychedelics. For the new Buddhists of the 1960s and 1970s it was a rare bird indeed who came through the darma gates totally independent of "mind-expanding drugs." Exceptions exist, but with such infrequency that they affirm the rule, and, according to Jack Kornfield, that includes those Western teachers who are now middle-aged.

This special section is designed to reflect some of the current trends, questions, and debates. Some people argue that psychedelics are a hindrance; others argue that they are — or can be — a help. Our editorial position is neither. Rather, we encourage the reader to just say maybe; to suspend preconceptions and biases and to consider the other side — whichever side that may be. (Helen Tworkov, page 4)



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