Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Hallucinogens and Shamanism.
Harner, Michael J. (Editor). (1973).
London: Oxford University Press.
edition, xvi + 200 pages.
Contents: Preface, introduction,
10 chapters divided into 4 parts: I. In the Primitive
World: The Upper Amazon, II. In Cultures
Undergoing Westernization, III. In the Traditional
Western World, IV. Hallucinogens and Shamanism: The Question
of a Trans-Cultural Experience, general bibliography, index.
W. Basehart, Ruth
M. Boyer, Marlene Dobkin de Rios,
Michael J. Harner, Kenneth M. Kensinger,
, Claudio Naranjo,
Excerpt(s): Unlike most
earlier anthropological reports on shamanism, these essays go
beyond objective observation. Most of the authors have succeeded
in penetrating the primitive mystical experience by taking the
psychotropic catalyst and participating in the native ceremonies.
Almost uniformly, their fascinating accounts speak of the deep
experience of another reality and a profound duality of body and
spirit. In this regard, Hallucinogens and Shamanism not
only illuminates the thought patterns and religious views of many
non-literate cultures, but adds a new dimension to the psychology
of religion. (back cover)
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