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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


Hallucinogens and Shamanism.

Harner, Michael J. (Editor). (1973).
London: Oxford University Press.


ISBN: 0-19-501649-1


Description: Paperback 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.


Contributors: Harry W. Basehart, Ruth M. Boyer, Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Michael J. Harner, Kenneth M. Kensinger, , Claudio Naranjo, Gerald Weiss.


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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