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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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Flattery, David S., and Pierce, J. M. (1965).
Berkeley: The Berkeley Press.

ISBN: None

Description: University Monograph Series No. 1., stapled in wrappers, 63 pages.

Contents: 8 chapters.

Excerpt(s): Central to this whole phenomenon there seems to be one feature common to all useful drug experiences. The quality involves the introduction of a new perspective to feelings that one has always experienced or to thoughts that are well understood intellectually. Around certain guilt feelings, for example, the patient may have long known that he has continually magnified his role to a point in which he appears responsible for an entire series of misfortunes to others. Under the drug such a premise may seem for the first time, to be as ludicrous as it would appear to the outsider. In this way there is introduced an element of objectivity that cannot often be exercised toward oneself. Intellectual truths are thus transmuted into experiential and feeling truths in such a way as to allow action upon them. This is often just the operation which conventional therapy is unable to execute. (page 58)

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