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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 Psychedelic Experience:
A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Leary, Timothy; Metzner, Ralph; and Alpert, Richard. (1983).
Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press.


ISBN: 0-8065-0552-4


Description: Second paperback printing, 159 pages.


Contents: A Tribute to W. Y. Evans-Wentz, A Tribute to C. G. Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Tibetan Book of the Dead [divided into three bardos], Some Technical Comments About Psychedelic Sessions, Instructions for Use During a Psychedelic Session.


Excerpt(s): The drug is only one component of a psychedelic session. Equally important is the mental and spiritual preparation, both before and in the course of taking the drug. The authors find no need to invent new mental and spiritual materials for this purpose. The great literature on meditation lends itself very well to this use. This manual uses material from The Tibetan Book of the Dead for this preparation. The authors also make an important contribution to the interpretation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. They show that it is concerned not with the dead, but with the living. The last section of the manual provides instructions for an actual psychedelic session, under adequate safeguards. (back cover)



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