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Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
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Myths to Live By.

Campbell, Joseph. (1972).
New York: Viking.

ISBN: 670-50359-2

Description: First edition, xii + 276 pages.

Contents: Foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild, preface, 12 chapters, reference notes, index.

Note: Chapter 12 is the only chapter which discusses LSD. The book was published as Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research by Viking in 1975.

Excerpt(s): Some weeks ago I received in the mail from the psychiatrist directing research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center in Baltimore, Dr. Stanislav Grof, the manuscript of an impressive work interpreting the results of his practice during the past fourteen years (first in Czechoslovakia and now in this country) of psycholytic therapy; that is to say, the treatment of nervous disorders both neurotic and psychotic, with the aid of judiciously measured doses of LSD. And I have found so much of my thinking about mythic forms freshly illuminated by the findings here reported, that I am going to try in these last pages to render a suggestion of the types and depths of consciousness that Dr. Grof has fathomed in his searching of our inward sea. The title of the work, when it appears, will be Agony and Ecstasy in Psychiatric Treatment (Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books, 1972). (page 258)

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