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Collected Works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Volume 1: The Hasheesh Eater

Collected Works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Volume 1: The Hasheesh Eater

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Overview

Fitz Hugh Ludlow burst on the literary scene in 1857 with the unlikely best seller The Hasheesh Eater. Written when he was just 20 years old, the book swept him into a career as a full-time New York City writer and Bohemian. He became a prolific novelist, short story author, arts critic, travel writer, journalist and editor. His friends and colleagues ranged from Walt Whitman to Brigham Young to Mark Twain. The material published in Ludlow’s Collected Works displays a depth of observation, a breadth of erudition and an appetite for extreme experience applied to the emerging modern American nation. The Hasheesh Eater was the first discussion of drug effects to appear outside the context of addiction and moral failing. It contains eloquent meditations and insights yielded by the drug in fields ranging from music, religion and philosophy, fields where Ludlow was significantly well-read even at such a young age. The book’s appeal is quite modern, and latter day personalities ranging from H.P. Lovecraft to Timothy Leary to Terrance McKenna have praised the book. This Logosophia edition is re-edited and reformatted from the original, with a new introduction by Donald P. Dulchinos, author of the highly-acclaimed biography of Ludlow, Pioneer of Inner Space.



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ISBN-13: 9780996639439
Publisher: Logosophia, LLC
Publication date: 11/26/2017
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870) was an American writer of travelogues, short stories, novels, art criticism, science and drug literature related to hashish and opium cures. He is mostly known for The Hasheesh Eater and Across the Continent, his description of and Overland Stage journey with the painter Albert Bierstadt. HIs friends and acquaintances ranged from Mark Twain to Brigham Young to Walt Whitman, and he was an integral part of the creation of the Bohemian scene in New York City.

Donald P. Dulchinos is the author of Pioneer of Inner Space: The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Forbidden Sacraments: The Survival of Shamanism in Western Civilization, and Neurosphere: The Convergence of Evolution, Group Mind, and the Internet. He has found time between these projects for a career in the information and telecommunications technology industry.

Stephen Crimi is the author of Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss; the editor of two collections of talks by biodynamic pioneer Alan Chadwick, Performance in the Garden, and Reverence, Obedience and the Invisible in the Garden; and the publisher of Logosophia Books.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Donald P. Dulchinos ............................ v

Preface ........................................................................... xxiii

Introduction ............................................................... xxvii

  1. Night Entrance.................................................................. 1

  2. Under the Shadow of Esculapius .................................. 14

  3. The Kingdom of the Dream ............................................ 19

  4. Cashmere and Cathay by Twilight ............................... 28

  5. The Hour and the Power of Darkness.......................... 43

  6. The Mysteries of the Life-Sign Gemini ........................ 57

  7. The Night of Apotheosis ................................................ 66

  8. Vos Non Vobis — Wherein the Pythagorean

    is a By-Stander ................................................................. 81

  9. The Shadow of Bacchus, the Shadow of Thanatos,

    and the Shadow of Shame............................................ 102

  10. Nimium — The Amreeta Cup of Unveiling .................. 110

  11. The Book of Symbols...................................................... 124

  12. To-day, Zeus; To-morrow, Prometheus.......................131

  13. Eidola Theatri and the Prince of Whales ................ 139

  14. Hail! Pythagoras............................................................ 153

  15. “Then Seeva Opened on the Accursed one his Eye

    of Anger” ......................................................................... 164

  16. An Oath in the Forum of Madness .............................. 178

  17. Down with the Tide...................................................... 187

  18. My Stony Guardian......................................................... 196

  19. Resurgam.........................................................................202

  20. Leaving the Schoolmaster, the Pythagorean Sets

    up for Himself................................................................ 207

  21. Concerning the Doctor; not Southey’s, but Mine .... 221

  22. Grand Divertissement .................................................. 232

  23. The Hell of Waters and the Hell of Treachery....... 238

  24. The Visionary; to which Chapter there is no Admittance upon Business............................................ 243

  25. Cave Succedanea.............................................................

  26. Notes on the Way Upward..............................................259

  27. Labyrinths and Guiding Threads ................................ 264

  28. Ideal Men and their Stimulants ................................ 301

  29. Appendix .......................................................................... 333


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