By Douglas Osto
Altered States combines interviews with recognized figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality--including Lama Surya Das, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, Charles Tart, and Erik Davis--and own tales of daily practitioners to outline a rather American non secular phenomenon. The nuanced viewpoint that emerges, grounded in a close heritage of psychedelic non secular adventure, provides serious intensity to debates over the managed use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The ebook additionally opens new paths of inquiry into such concerns as re-enchantment, the bounds of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial foundation of altered states of attention, and the character of subjectivity.
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