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.
Description: Second paperback
printing, 159 pages.
Contents: A Tribute to
W. Y. Evans-Wentz, A Tribute to C. G.
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
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