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Hallucinogens: A Reader by Charles S. Grob

It's been forty years since Timothy Leary sat beside a swimming pool in Cuernavaca, Mexico, ingested several grams of the genus Stropharia cubensis, and experienced a dazzling display of visions that led him to herald the dawning of a New Age. And yet, from the counterculture movement of the 1960s, through the War on Drugs, to this very day, the world at large has viewed hallucinogens not as a gift but as a threat to society.

In Hallucinogens, Charles Grob surveys recent writings from such important thinkers as Terence McKenna, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil, illustrating that a reevaluation of the social worth of hallucinogens-used intelligently-is greatly in order.

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ISBN-13: 9781585421664
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

 Charles S. Grob, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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Hallucinogens: A Reader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tottally disagree that halucinigens have put a threat to society, because people are able to become better people after for example taking magic mushrooms or dropping LSD they have very good insight on inner beliefs. I agree though that it has harmed people but if it wasnt for drugs in america it wouldnt shape are society the way it is now. There wouldnt be incredible bands that came from the east like the beatles, the rolling stones, the doors, it has opened a new door to the way of thinking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read this year.