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CLEANSING THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION. The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals (Used)
by Smith, Huston
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 4201, 4201
173pp, fine cond. Smith is one of the world’s most respected authorities on religion, and a life-long Methodist. His writings are championed by the Traditionalists and by mainstream Christians. He lives a few miles from me in the city of Berkeley. He was a seminary student when he took part in an experiment that was partly based on W. T. Stace’s seven states of religious experience in which Smith took psilocybin on Good Friday in 1962. Since then he has written extensively on the subject of entheogens (‘God enablers”), but almost exclusively for academic publications. Here Smith’s editors have taken 10 of his papers and brought them together, with Smith revising many of them, and thankfully never taking the scholarly rigor out of them. If you accept Smith’s ultimate conclusions, that entheogens are at the very heart of the religious knowledge of all tribal people, and by extension into Greece, then his subject is paramount, though we have only just begun to address it.
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991