The Psychedelic Experience

Author : Timothy Leary
ISBN : 0806516526
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"In the mid-1960s, Harvard University psychology professor Timothy Leary and his colleagues ... conducted a series of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs until negative national media attention led to the suspension of their program. But they continued their pursuits in non-academic surroundings. The Psychedelic Experience is a manual based on their studies."--Back cover.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Psychedelische Erfahrungen

Author : Timothy Leary
ISBN : 3886310817
Genre : Hallucinations and illusions
File Size : 34.25 MB
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Category: Hallucinations and illusions

Eiland

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9783492976589
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 87.22 MB
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Eines der Meisterwerke des berühmten europäischen Erzählers und Essayisten. 30 Jahre nach seiner Albtraumvision »Schöne neue Welt« zählt »Eiland« ebenfalls zu den großen utopischen Romanen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Huxley entwirft darin eine Gemeinschaft, die die Prinzipien des Guten und der Freiheit konsequent anwendet.
Category: Fiction

Krautrock Transnational

Author : Alexander Simmeth
ISBN : 9783839434246
Genre : History
File Size : 56.53 MB
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Popgeschichte ist dabei, sich als neues Forschungsfeld der Zeitgeschichte zu etablieren. Im Zuge dessen wird zunehmend auch Popmusik als zeitspezifische massenkulturelle Ausdrucksform und damit als Manifestation übergeordneter gesellschaftlicher Wandlungsprozesse untersucht. Alexander Simmeth zeigt: Das Phänomen Krautrock aus der Bundesrepublik der 1970er Jahre bietet sich dafür besonders an, da mit ihm erstmals eine sich von dem angloamerikanischen Idiom absetzende Variante der Popmusik zu transnationaler Prominenz kam. Seine interdisziplinäre Studie hebt die historische Popmusikforschung auf eine neue Stufe und macht die transnationalen Dimensionen deutscher Geschichte auf besondere Weise sichtbar.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of New Religious Movements

Author : Peter Clarke
ISBN : 9781134499694
Genre : Reference
File Size : 65.26 MB
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New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred movement from almost every country in the world. Coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically. The most ambitions publication of its sort, the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index.
Category: Reference

Dmt And The Soul Of Prophecy

Author : Rick Strassman
ISBN : 9781620551684
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience • Reveals the striking similarities between the visions of the Hebrew prophets and the DMT state described by Strassman’s research volunteers • Explains how prophetic and psychedelic states may share biological mechanisms • Presents a new top-down “theoneurological” model of spiritual experience After completing his groundbreaking research chronicled in DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman was left with one fundamental question: What does it mean that DMT, a simple chemical naturally found in all of our bodies, instantaneously opens us to an interactive spirit world that feels more real than our own world? When his decades of clinical psychiatric research and Buddhist practice were unable to provide answers to this question, Strassman began searching for a more resonant spiritual model. He found that the visions of the Hebrew prophets--such as Ezekiel, Moses, Adam, and Daniel--were strikingly similar to those of the volunteers in his DMT studies. Carefully examining the concept of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, he characterizes a “prophetic state of consciousness” and explains how it may share biological and metaphysical mechanisms with the DMT effect. Examining medieval commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states, a model he calls “theoneurology.” Theoneurology bridges biology and spirituality by proposing that the Divine communicates with us using the brain, and DMT--whether naturally produced or ingested--is a critical factor in such visionary experience. This model provides a counterpoint to “neurotheology,” which proposes that altered brain function simply generates the impression of a Divine-human encounter. Theoneurology addresses issues critical to the full flowering of the psychedelic drug experience. Perhaps even more important, it points the way to a renewal of classical prophetic consciousness, the soul of Hebrew Bible prophecy, as well as unexpected directions for the evolution of contemporary spiritual practice.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Turn On Your Mind

Author : Jim DeRogatis
ISBN : 0634055488
Genre : Music
File Size : 52.95 MB
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(Book). Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock is a history and critical examination of rock's most inventive genre. Whether or not psychedelic drugs played a role (and as many musicians say they've used them as not), psychedelic rock has consistently charted brave new worlds that exist only in the space between the headphones. The history books tell us the music's high point was the Haight-Ashbury scene of 1967, but the genre didn't start in San Francisco, and its evolution didn't end with the Summer of Love. A line can be drawn from the hypnotic drones of the Velvet Underground to the disorienting swirl of My Bloody Valentine; from the artful experiments of the Beatles' Revolver to the flowing, otherworldly samples of rappers P.M. Dawn; from the dementia of the 13th Floor Elevators to the grungy lunacy of the Flaming Lips; and from the sounds and sights at Ken Kesey's '60s Acid Tests to those at present-day raves. Turn On Your Mind is an attempt to connect the dots from the very first groups who turned on, tuned in, and dropped out, to such new-millennial practitioners as Wilco, the Elephant 6 bands, Moby, the Super Furry Animals, and the so-called "stoner-rock" and "ork-pop" scenes.
Category: Music

Milarepa

Author : Chogyam Trungpa
ISBN : 9780834840737
Genre : Religion
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Renowned meditation master Chögyam Trungpa retells the stories and realization songs of Tibet's best-known and most-beloved religious figure--and reveals how they relate to our everyday lives. He went from being the worst kind of malevolent sorcerer to a devoted and ascetic Buddhist practitioner to a completely enlightened being all in a single lifetime. The story of Milarepa (1040–1123) is a tale of such extreme and powerful transformation that it might be thought not to have much direct application to our own less dramatic lives—but Chögyam Trungpa shows otherwise. This collection of his teachings on the life and songs of the great Tibetan Buddhist poet-saint reveals how Milarepa’s difficulties can be a source of guidance and inspiration for anyone. His struggles, his awakening, and the teachings from his remarkable songs provide precious wisdom for all us practitioners and show what devoted and diligent practice can achieve.
Category: Religion