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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



Violence and War with Clinical Studies

Masserman, Jules H. (editor) (1963)
New York: Grune & Stratton.


ISBN: none

Description: Hardcover, xii + 284 pages.

Contents: Contributors, Preface, 22 chapters in 3 parts: 1. Violence and Warfare, 2. Clinical Research, 3. Techniques of Therapy, name index, subject index.

Note: [Series] Science and Psychoanalysis Vol. VI. Part I records a Symposium on Human Values held jointly by the Academy of Psychoanalysis and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Parts II and III are selected from a prior Scientific Meeting of the Academy. Note the early report of LSD and mystical experience.

Contributors: Richard G. Abell, Leonard Berkowitz, Walter Bonime, Lewis A. Coser, Charles Clay Dahlberg, Marianne Horney Eckhardt, Irenaus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Max Fink, Roy R. Grinker, Paul H. Hoch, Don D. Jackson, Joseph Jaffe, Anthony Leeds, Harold I. Lief, Joseph C. Mark, Irving Markowitz, David H. Marlowe, Judd Marmor, Margaret Mead, John. A. P. Millet, Simon H. Nagler, David McK, Rioch, May E. Romm, Jack L. Rubins, Leon Salzman, Stanley Seiderman, Herbert Spiegel, James Toolan, Arthur L. Waskow, Edith Weigert, Frederick A. Weiss.

Excerpt(s):

LSD AS AN AID TO PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT

As a part of the psychoanalytic process we strive to recover memories, fantasies and emotions. LSD is the first drug, after mescaline, to be of help in this process because it does not cloud consciousness nor interfere with memory of the drug-induced events. (page 255)

My own work was started on a few patients who had long courses of psychoanalysis, generally with more than one analyst. They were all neurotics with serious character disturbances, but all had some anxiety, depression, and problems in sleeping or eating. They tended to have detached schizoid personalities with reasonably strong ego structures. It is generally agreed that psychotics, compensated psychotics, and borderline cases should not be given LSD excerpt while hospitalized. The mystical nature of the experience can play into the hands of the paranoid personality and so the drug should be avoided in these patients in outpatient therapy. (page 256)



This compilation by Thomas B. Roberts & Paula Jo Hruby, © 1995-2003 CSP

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