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“This book really enlightened me as to the history, practices and general sentiments of the diverse professionals who value entheogens as a valid and very worthwhile complement to spiritual practices. It’s been added to my Top 10 list of important books to read.”
“This essential collection forces a reexamination of the legal status of controlled substances in view of the benefit that mind-altering sacramental entheogens offer for psychotherapy and spiritual growth.”
“This is an invaluable collection of presentations that dispels the fog about the multi-faceted relationships between psychedelic experiences and spiritual experiences, between faith and experience, and the intricate dance still going on between them.”
“Tom Roberts is the keeper of the flame for the study of psychedelics, the chief librarian of the entheogenic archive. In this soul-nourishing book he’s compiled the wisdom, humanity, and technical expertise the world just might be ready for now in order to provide us legally accessed soul-manifesting sacramental experience via psychedelics.”
Posted April 27, 2013
Spiritual Growth with Entheogens, Thomas B. Roberts, Ed., Park Street Press, 2012, $18.95
In 1995, the Council on Spiritual Practices, along with the Chicago Theological Seminary, invited a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds in religion, psychology and mental health to a retreat on entheogens. Entheogens refer to psychoactive substances used for spiritual practices. The word is employed to separate them from hallucinogens and psychedelics, as those connote recreational drugs. Call me naive — I was totally unaware of the legal research and use of entheogens prior to the U.S. federal government outlawing the drugs. This book really enlightened me as to the history, practices and general sentiments of the diverse professionals who value entheogens as a valid and very worthwhile complement to spiritual practices. It’s been added to my Top 10 list of important books to read.
New Connexion Journal — Alice R. Berntson
Posted February 6, 2014
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