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Author Smith, Huston.

Title Cleansing the doors of perception : the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals / Huston Smith.

Imprint New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, c2000.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  291.42 Sm58c    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  291.42 Sm58c c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description xvii, 173 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-163) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Empirical Metaphysics -- Ch. 2. Do Drugs Have Religious Import? -- Ch. 3. Psychedelic Theophanies and the Religious Life -- Ch. 4. Historical Evidence: India's Sacred Soma -- Ch. 5. The Sacred Unconscious -- Ch. 6. Contemporary Evidence: Psychiatry and the Work of Stanislav Grof -- Ch. 7. The Good Friday Experiment -- Ch. 8. The Case of Cardinal John Henry Newman -- Ch. 9. Entheogenic Religions: The Eleusinian Mysteries and the Native American Church -- Ch. 10. Something Like a Summing-Up -- App. A. Secularization and the Sacred: The Contemporary Scene -- App. B. Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove: A Televised Interview.
Subject Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
ISBN 1585420344 (alk. paper)

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