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The Psychedelic Gospels

The Psychedelic Gospels Author Jerry B. Brown
ISBN-10 9781620555033
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 288
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Reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture--hidden in plain sight for centuries • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres • Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the Vatican • Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to show that visionary plants were the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality Throughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. What, then, is the significance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history? Providing stunning visual evidence from their anthropological journey throughout Europe and the Middle East, including visits to Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral, authors Julie and Jerry Brown document the role of visionary plants in Christianity. They retrace the pioneering research of R. Gordon Wasson, the famous “sacred mushroom seeker,” on psychedelics in ancient Greece and India, and among the present-day reindeer herders of Siberia and the Mazatecs of Mexico. Challenging Wasson’s legacy, the authors reveal his secret relationship with the Vatican that led to Wasson’s refusal to pursue his hallucinogen theory into the hallowed halls of Christianity. Examining the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the authors provide scriptural support to show that sacred mushrooms were the inspiration for Jesus’ revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven and that he was initiated into these mystical practices in Egypt during the Missing Years. They contend that the Trees of Knowledge and of Immortality in Eden were sacred mushrooms. Uncovering the role played by visionary plants in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, the authors invite us to rethink what we know about the life of Jesus and to consider a controversial theory that challenges us to explore these sacred pathways to the divine.



Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine Author Richard Louis Miller
ISBN-10 9781620556986
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 256
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Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics • Explores the tumultuous history of psychedelic research, the efforts to restore psychedelic therapies, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness • Offers non-technical summaries of the most recent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca • Includes the work of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine--and what will happen in the future--with top researchers and thinkers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker. Dr. Miller and his contributors cover the tumultuous history of early psychedelic research brought to a halt 50 years ago by the U.S. government as well as offering non-technical summaries of the most recent studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They explore the biochemistry of consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine Dr. Charles Grob’s research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Mate’s attempt to transport this plant medicine to a clinical setting with the help of Canada’s Department of National Health. Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the ongoing efforts to restore psychedelic therapies to the health field, the growing threat of overmedication by the pharmaceutical industry, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness. They also discuss the newly shifting political climate and the push for new research, offering hope for an end to the War on Drugs and a potential renaissance of research into psychedelic medicines around the world.



The Mystery of Manna

The Mystery of Manna Author Dan Merkur
ISBN-10 0892817720
Release 1999-11-01
Pages 186
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Citing biblical material as well as later Jewish and Christian writings, Dr. Merkur reveals convincing evidence for the existence of an unbroken tradition of the use of psychedelic substances in religious sacraments, from Moses and manna to Jesus and the Eucharist.



The Beat Generation Topics

The Beat Generation  Topics Author Lynn Marie Zott
ISBN-10 0787675709
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 528
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This volume opens with an overview of the period followed by topical essays covering the Beat Generation and its relationship to publishing, visual and performing arts.



Religious Experience

Religious Experience Author Craig Martin
ISBN-10 9781317545705
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 224
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Many regard religious experience as the essence of religion, arguing that narratives might be created and rituals invented but that these are always secondary to the original experience itself. However, the concept of "experience" has come under increasing fire from a range of critics and theorists. This Reader presents writings from both those who assume the existence and possible universality of religious experience and those who question the very rhetoric of "experience". Bringing together both classic and contemporary writings, the Reader showcases differing disciplinary approaches to the study of religious experience: philosophy, literary and cultural theory, history, psychology, anthropology; feminist theory; as well as writings from within religious studies. The essays are structured into pairs, with each essay separately introduced with information on its historical and intellectual context. The ultimate aim of the Reader is to enable students to explore religious experience as rhetoric created to authorize social identities. The book will be an invaluable introduction to the key ideas and approaches for students of Religion, as well as Sociology and Anthropology. CONTRIBUTORS: Robert Desjarlais, Diana Eck, William James, Craig Martin, Russell T. McCutcheon, Wayne Proudfoot, Robert Sharf, Ann Taves, Charles Taylor, Joachim Wach, Joan Wallach Scott, Raymond Williams



Background papers on student drug involvement

Background papers on student drug involvement Author United States National Student Association
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060032732
Release 1967
Pages 162
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Colossians The Church s Lord and the Christian s Liberty

Colossians  The Church s Lord and the Christian s Liberty Author Ralph P. Martin
ISBN-10 9781579103224
Release 2000-01-13
Pages 180
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How can a letter written over 1900 years ago to a Christian group in a small town of Asia Minor mean anything to us? But if Colossians is a word from a God who does not change, and is therefore relevant to His people in every age, how are we to understand and interpret Paul's thought and expression today? Dr. Ralph Martin tackles this problem by asking what the apostle meant when he set out to instruct, correct and exhort the original readers of the epistle. From this inquiry he deduces certain principles of belief and conduct which may still be applied even though our situation differs in external details from that in which the Colossian Christians found themselves. The underlying intellectual and religious question is the same--what is man's relation to the cosmos and the powers that rule it? The predominant theme of the book, as of the epistle, is the glory and Lordship of the risen Christ, in whom Christian believers have come to fullness of life. Professor Martin examines the Colossian heresy, and shows that life in Christ brings complete liberation from mental and spiritual bondage to those merely human mystical notions that had only an appearance of wisdom. From doctrine he moves on, with Paul, to the therefore of everyday Christian conduct, in the context of family relationships, prayer, and the Church's mission in today's world. So far from being out-of-date or irrelevant, the Epistle to the Colossians might well have been written (as indeed in one sense it was!), for our modern space-age. It shows the person of Jesus Christ as the answer to humanity's questioning about the cosmos of which we form such a frighteningly insignificant part. Above all it sets out the Jesus of history as the Lord of glory, the Master of time and space, and shows the essential continuity between the two. It is Professor Martin's first aim to make the background and the message of the Epistle clear in its original setting, and then to show its particular relevance to the present day.



Lessons from Sedona A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment

Lessons from Sedona  A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment Author Lewis Tagliaferre
ISBN-10 9781450215640
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 720
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Based upon the works of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment by author Lewis Tagliaferre, builds on the success of his first volume, Voices of Sedona. This new, comprehensive collection of essays is designed to teach the fundamental principles of Theofatalism—the belief that God runs everything in the universe from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest interstellar galaxy. The essays link the five principles developed in Voices of Sedona to contemporary issues in society and personal living including politics, science, religion, aging, history, and economics. Useful for both self-study and as lesson guides to be used in organized discussion groups, the essays show the world as it really is from many different perspectives. A comprehensive and formidable source on metaphysics and spirituality, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment provides a plethora of information for those interested in growing, changing, and transcending the limiting constrictions of consensus beliefs. It communicates humankind’s unique place in time and space and their special role in the giant jigsaw puzzle of life.



The Apples of Apollo

The Apples of Apollo Author Carl A. P. Ruck
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110234510
Release 2001
Pages 272
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The encyclopedia of American religious history

The encyclopedia of American religious history Author Edward L. Queen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037864181
Release 1996
Pages 800
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Evergreen Review

Evergreen Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105120264135
Release 1968
Pages
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Ramparts

Ramparts Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010205305
Release 1968
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Issues for Dec. 1970-Apr. 1972 include section: Hard times.



The Listener

The Listener Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007794667
Release 1971-07
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Religion and Society

Religion and Society Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B214672
Release 1970
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Publishers Weekly

Publishers  Weekly Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020075243
Release 1976-09
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Books and Bookmen

Books and Bookmen Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X004274929
Release 1971
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The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053781665
Release 2002
Pages 798
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