Council on Spiritual Practices About CSP | Site Map | ©
Search CSP:   

Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index

Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions.

Smith, Huston. (1992).
San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

ISBN: 0-06-250787-7

Description: HarperSanFrancisco is A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, x + 182 pages.

Contents: Partial contents: Preface to the 1992 Edition.

Excerpt(s): That "the human unanimity"-how things pretty much looked to people everywhere until modern science threw the West temporarily off-balance-has helpful things to suggest toward the creation of a viable pattern for our time, is this book's basic thesis. ... But if somewhere hidden in the depths of things there are invariants-things that resemble the floor of the ocean over which currents sweep, and waves atop those currents-it doesn't much matter when they are pondered, unless (to switch metaphors) one has been in a tunnel so long one has forgotten that sun and stars and rain exist. The premodern realization that they do exist-that things more wonderful than the tunnel vision of modernity allowed are not only real but more real than the ones that pushed them out of sight-is the thesis this essay explores with absolute seriousness. (Preface, pages vii-viii)

Compilation copyright © 1995 – 2001 CSP

[Error Creating Counter File -- Click for more info]