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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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Psychedelics Revisited (Topical Issue).

ReVision: The Journal of Consciousness and Change, (Spring, 1988)., Vol. 10, No. 4.

Description: Topical issue, 72 pages.

Contents: Partial Table of Contents

3Editorial: Psychedelics Revisited, by Ralph Metzner
5The Transmitter-Receiver Concept of Reality, by Albert Hofmann
13A Conversation with R. Gordon Wasson (1898-1986), by Robert Forte
31From Mysteries to Paradigms: Humanity's Journey From Sacred Plants to Psychedelic Drugs, by Richard Yensen
51Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Evolution, by Terence McKenna
59The Nature of the MDMA Experience and Its Role in Healing, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practice, by Sophia Adamson and Ralph Metzner

Excerpt(s): Readers of this journal need little introduction to the significance of psychedelic substances for the exploration of consciousness that has occurred in the Western world in the 20th century. During the 1940's, '50's, and '60's, scientists in many countries discovered a family of molecular compounds that had startling and unfamiliar effects on the human mind. Anthropologists and historians learned that aboriginal cultures with shamanic traditions had often used hallucinogenic plants as an adjunct to the inner quest for vision and the search for healing. Scientists confirmed what was one of humanity's most ancient methods for the enhancement of consciousness and promised to apply their research in a wide variety of fields ranging from psychotherapy for alcoholism and neurotic disorders and the stimulation of creative processes to the possible experimental study of religious-mystical experience. (Editorial, page 3)

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