By Robert Forte
A research of the significance of psychedelic vegetation and medication in faith and society
• With contributions via Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, the Shulgins, Rick Strassman, and others
• Explores the significance of educational and spiritual freedom within the learn of psychedelics and the brain
• Exposes the necessity for an geared up non secular context for entheogen use with a view to absolutely detect their transformative and sacred worth
We dwell in a time while an outstanding many voices are calling for a religious renewal to handle the issues that face humanity, but the best way of entheogens--one of the oldest and such a lot frequent technique of achieving a non secular experience--is forbidden, surrounded by way of controversy and false impression. extensively hired in conventional shamanic societies, entheogens determine prominently within the origins of faith and their use keeps this present day through the global. they change attention in this sort of profound manner that, reckoning on the set and environment, they could produce the final word human studies: union with God or revelation of alternative mystical realities.
With contributions by way of Albert Hofmann, Terence McKenna, Ann and Alexander Shulgin, Thomas Riedlinger, Dale Pendell, and Rick Strassman in addition to interviews with R. Gordon Wasson and Jack Kornfield, this ebook explores historic and glossy makes use of of psychedelic medications, emphasizing the complementary courting among technological know-how and mystical event and the significance of psychedelics to the way forward for faith and society. Revealing the mystical-religious probabilities of components similar to psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, and LSD, this ebook exposes the important want for constructing an geared up non secular context for his or her use that allows you to absolutely become aware of their transformative and sacred worth. Stressing the significance of educational and non secular freedom, the authors demand a revival of clinical and non secular inquiry into entheogens in order that they can be utilized thoroughly and legally via these trying to domesticate their non secular know-how.