Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
West, Louis Jolyon. (Editor). (1962).
New York: Grune & Stratton.
vii + 295 pages. Symposium cosponsored by the American
Psychiatric Association and the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, Dec. 27-28, 1958.
preface, 26 chapters, index.
Contributors: F. de Balbian
Verster, Maitland Bliss,
Sanford I. Eisenberg,
Harold B. Evarts,
Sanford J. Goldstone,
Robert G. Kolb,
Byron E. Lubin,
Thomas E. Mendelson,
Arnold H. Morris,
Donald B. Myers,
Martin T. Scheibel,
Madge E. Shmavonian,
Jay T. Silverman,
Erwin W. Vernon,
Edwin A. Weinstein, Louis Jolyon West,
Harold L. Williams.
Note: Early, 1958 reference
to LSD's spiritual effects, 4 chapters contain significant information
on LSD, 2 others mention it in passing. Significant research on
mescaline is described in 2 chapters and mentioned in 3 others.
Excerpt(s): In contrast
[to alcoholics with delirium tremens], the schizophrenic has infrequent
visual hallucinations, and when they occur, these are almost always
conventional figures and forms that are monochromatic. They see
a deceased mother dressed in a white, a cloud, a priest, stars,
mountains, God and the like. Many times these are misinterpretations,
such as the inference that a stranger walking down the street
in the full glare of the sun is an iridescent Christ. Almost always,
the visions are highly symbolic and may reflect a religious delusion,
or, as in one case, the need to have a deceased parent near to
protect against the terrors of the schizophrenic experience. (Eugene
L. Bliss and Lincoln D. Clark, Chapter 8, Visual Hallucinations,
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