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Entheogens, Myth & Human Consciousness (Paperback)

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    ENTHEOGENS, MYTH AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS is a much needed accessible exploration into the role of psychoactive sacraments - entheogens - in religion, mythology, and history, and also includes most treatments of the subject focus on modern scientif......more

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ENTHEOGENS, MYTH AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS is a much needed accessible exploration into the role of psychoactive sacraments - entheogens - in religion, mythology, and history, and also includes most treatments of the subject focus on modern scientific research, psychotherapy, are auto-bibliographic accounts, or are agenda-driven or otherwise naive and myopic.

A great mystery of altered states of consciousness and species development is expanding with new archeological and anthropological discoveries. Religious story telling (myth) is a timeless journey. Surprisingly its not about truth. Its about finding ones self in the midst of the discovery of the ?Other. It is the story of what is separate and unknown that creates self-consciousness. Our entire life consists ultimately in the discovery of the ?Other, which gives meaning to the discovery of the self. The arts and language are the fossil remnants scattered on our path.

ENTHEOGENS, MYTH AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS discusses the influence of psychoactive substances on consciousness, human evolution and mystical experiences. It explores how religion, mythology, art and culture stem from entheogenic consciousness and why it's important to us today.

"Entheogens, or psychoactive sacraments, have a long, storied history that has played an essential role in the evolution of consciousness, mythology, culture, religion, art - and even history and politics. ENTHEOGENS, MYTH AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS outlines this suppressed - yet seminal - undercurrent of history, giving examples of the role of entheogens from the primal shamanic religions through, the historical religions, esoteric mystical traditions including the Mystery Religions, alchemy and Freemasonry, and into contemporary expressions.

Authors Ruck and Hoffman draw upon decades of research and personal experience in discussing the best documented examples of historically important entheogenic evidences, various ongoing threads of re...

Carl A. P. Ruck:
Professor of Classics, Boston University

Education:
Clark University, psychology 1953.
Yale University, pre-medical, psychology, Classical Philology: BA
University of Michigan, Classical Philology: MA 1959.
Harvard University, Classical Philology: PhD 1965.

Published Books:
IG II2 2323 The List of Victors in Comedy at the Dionysia (Leiden: Brill, 1967).

Pindar: Selected Odes (with W. Matheson) (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1967).

Mark Alwin Hoffman
Editor, Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality

Author:
Ruck, Carl A. P.
Genre:
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Entheogens & Visionary Substances
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
156
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ronin Pub
Publish Date:
01/08/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781579511418
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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