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Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index

The Private Sea: LSD & The Search for God.

Braden, William.
Chicago: Quadrangle Books. (1967)
New York: Bantam Books. (1968)

ISBN: None

Description: First edition, 255 pages.
Paperback, vii + 212 pages.
Contents: Acknowledgements, 13 chapters, postscript, a note about the author.

Excerpt(s): LSD is dangerous-but its greatest danger may not be what we commonly suppose. There may be fear and peril in a `bad trip,' but a `good trip' may possess features which fundamentally challenge our religion and our God. This is the first book to make the connection between the LSD experience and some of the main currents in the New Theology-and especially in the ultra-radical Death of God theology. Together, LSD and radical theology form a powerful movement within a still larger trend: ... a `leap to the East' ... a religious shift toward pantheism ... a revived interest in metaphysics ... it is possible that we are witnesses today to a kind of cosmic shoot-out at the OK Corral. (dust jacket)

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