Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Philosophical Essays: Anthony Flew.
Shosky, John. (Editor) (1998).
Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD.
|ISBN: 0-8476-8578-0 cloth|
Description: Hardcover, vi + 213 pages.
Contents: Introduction by John Shosky, 11 chapters, afterword, index, about the author and editor.
Excerpt(s): During my years as a Lecturer in Moral Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen I married, gave several radio talks and participated in three of four radio discussions sponsored by the then newly founded and militantly highbrow (egghead) BBC Third Programme, served as a subject in various psychological experiments, and acquired a liking for Scotland and its university tradition.
[footnote] These involved among other things my taking, after a psychiatric examination and under close medical supervision, the amount of LSD which had caused Aldous Huxley to see visions of the ineffable. Alas, it merely made me feel slightly sick. I left Aberdeen before we were able to try a stronger dose. All this happened years before the name of Timothy Leary became notorious on the campuses of the USA. Our purposes were purely scientific. (I was hoping to suggest useful extensions of the public vocabulary for describing the visions which I was never to have.) (page 201)
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