Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
The Ultimate Revolution: A Spiritual Awakening.
Starcke, Walter. (1973).
New York: Harper & Row.
Contents: Author's note,
introduction, 8 chapters.
Excerpt(s): Drugs directly
affect our spiritual or psychic energies. They appeal because
they stimulate our spiritual forces. They make us aware of our
spiritual potential and the highs of which man is capable. But
certain of them can also overuse or drain those energies.
Sex and drugs have been the two things most feared
by mankind because they involve man's two most vital energies.
Sex involves the energy of life, representing creativity, material
contact, and human love; drugs affect the energies involved in
spirituality and God contact, or the love of God. (page 110)
The spiritual center, the mystics have always said,
is between our eyes (the third eye). The Brahman, or spiritual
caste, salutes this center by wearing a red dot on the forehead
between the eyes.
This center corresponds to vital glands in our head
which regulate our whole body and spirit. Drugs directly affect
this center. (page 110)
Finally, drugs can present a very real problem in
regard to meditation. Through using drugs, many people have attained
an appetite for what they could achieve naturally, but the drug
experience is so close to meditation that they become confused.
The differences between being high on drugs and high through meditation
are subtle. One who is familiar with drugs might keep trying to
make the natural experience conform to the drug experience. It
is sort of like trying to learn Spanish and Italian at the same
time. They are so similar that one can get hopelessly confused.
It has been my experience that a high on marijuana is like meditating
through a screen. It's close but not the clear uninterrupted contact
of the natural high. Also, drugs can even use the spiritual energies
needed for meditation in such a way as to make meditation difficult
if not impossible. (page 114)
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