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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

Western Mysticism: A Guide to the Basic Works.

Bowman, Mary Ann. (1978).
Chicago: American Library Association.

ISBN: 0-8389-0266-9

Description: Paperback, vi + 133 pages.

Contents: Preface, acknowledgments, 7 bibliographies: 1. The Philosophy of Mysticism (54 citations), 2. The History of Mysticism (53 citations), 3. The Practice of Mysticism (41 citations), 4. The Experience of Mysticism (28 citations), 5. Oriental Mysticism in Western Contexts (14 citations), 6. Mysticism in Literature (21 citations), 7. Mystical and Contemplative Writings (Collections 23, Ancient 41, Early Medieval 30, Late Medieval 60, Reformation and Post-Reformation 58, Modern 39, Contemporary 70), appendix: A Guide for Acquisition Librarians (Basic Collection, Collection of Popular Titles), author-title index, subject index.

Notes: The author-title index also lists authors and titles of chapters in collected works; useful words to look up are: LSD and psychedelic. In the subject index useful words are: altered states of consciousness, drug(s), hallucination, hallucinogenic drugs, Huxley, LSD, mescalin, psychedelic drugs.

Excerpt(s): The study of human consciousness and its relationship to our lives and needs has aroused a great deal of interest in today's world. This interest extends into many areas of religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology , and literature. Part of this trend is a renewed interest in mysticism, most of which has been directed toward Oriental mysticism. However, many people are unaware of the rich and vital mystical tradition Western culture has to offer. The purpose of this bibliography is to help create a deeper awareness of Western mysticism. (page v)

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

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