Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

English | 2016 | ISBN: 0231177305 | 328 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism, they abandoned the use of psychedelics in favor of stricter mental discipline, but others carried on with the experiment, advancing a fascinating alchemy called psychedelic Buddhism. Many think exploration with psychedelics and Buddhism faded with the revolutionary spirit of the sixties, but the underground practice has evolved into a brand of religiosity as eclectic and challenging as the era that created it.

"Altered States" combines interviews with well-known figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality-including Lama Surya Das, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, Charles Tart, and Erik Davis-and personal stories of everyday practitioners to define a distinctly American religious phenomenon. The nuanced perspective that emerges, grounded in a detailed history of psychedelic religious experience, adds critical depth to debates over the controlled use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The book also opens new paths of inquiry into such issues as re-enchantment, the limits of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial basis of altered states of consciousness, and the nature of subjectivity.


[Fast Download] Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

Ebooks related to "Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America" :
A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life
Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World
Consciousness and the Source of Reality
The Art of Good Habits: Health, Love, Presence, and Prosperity
Ulisse Bacci, Il Libro del Vero Massone
The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy
Kraftvolle Visionen gegen Burnout und Blockaden: Den Flow beflugeln
Israel Regardie - The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley
Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
The Other Catholics: Remaking America's Largest Religion
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.