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Altered states : Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality in America, Douglas Osto

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Altered states : Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality in America
Title
Altered states
Title remainder
Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality in America
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Osto
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osto, Douglas
Dewey number
294.3/366157883
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.D7
LC item number
O765 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
  • Buddhism
Label
Altered states : Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality in America, Douglas Osto
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Buddhism and the psychedelic connection -- The psychedelic revolution -- The Buddhist revolution -- Opening the door: psychedelics as a gateway to Buddhist practice -- Closing the door: the fifth precept and graduating from psychedelics -- Keeping the door open: psychedelics as an adjunct to Buddhist practice -- Are psychedelics the true Dharma?: debates, presuppositions, and philosophical issues
Control code
000402923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780231177306
Lccn
2015051437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000402923
  • (OCoLC)930681688
Label
Altered states : Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality in America, Douglas Osto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Buddhism and the psychedelic connection -- The psychedelic revolution -- The Buddhist revolution -- Opening the door: psychedelics as a gateway to Buddhist practice -- Closing the door: the fifth precept and graduating from psychedelics -- Keeping the door open: psychedelics as an adjunct to Buddhist practice -- Are psychedelics the true Dharma?: debates, presuppositions, and philosophical issues
Control code
000402923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780231177306
Lccn
2015051437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000402923
  • (OCoLC)930681688

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