Psychedelic Press UK

Originally published in 2001 under the title ‘Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion’ this 2012 edition, titled ‘Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation’ has been issued by Park Street Press. Its editor, Thomas B. Roberts, is professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University and a former visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins. He has previously written ‘Psychedelic Horizons’ and co-edited ‘Psychedelic Medicine’.

There is a diverse selection of chapters/essays, numbering twenty-five, which make up this collection: Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation. Contributors come from a number of backgrounds including scientific researchers, scholars and spiritual teachers and the combined force of their perspectives gives an intricate yet very readable account of entheogens. The word ‘entheogen’ means to ‘generate God within’ and was coined in the 1970s. The implicit religiosity of the term was, in one respect, an attempt to overcome the hedonistic connotations that…

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