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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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The Peyote Dance.

Artaud, Antonin. (1976).
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


ISBN: None


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 Les Tarahumaras, Tome IX, Oeuvres Complete d'Antonin Artaud, published by Editions Gallimard, translated by Helen Weaver.


Excerpt(s): Artaud's 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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