Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
The Peyote Dance.
Artaud, Antonin. (1976).
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Description: First printing
of this translation, vi +105 pages.
Contents: Nine chapters,
appendix, A Letters
Concerning the Tarahumara, Tutuguri:
The Rite of Black Night.
Note: Translated from
Tome IX, Oeuvres Complete d'Antonin Artaud, published by Editions
Gallimard, translated by Helen Weaver.
experience with the Tarahumara Indians in 1936 was a psychic ordeal
and a spiritual revelation. The images he brought back-the signs
and dance, the ritual slaughter of the bull and
the drinking of its blood, the echoes of Atlantis-were to haunt
him for the rest of his life. This mosaic work, written over a
period of twelve years and spanning Artaud's stay at the Hopital
Psychiatrique in Rodez, documents Artaud's struggle to integrate
an overwhelming mystical experience into his own religious and
mental being. (front cover)
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