By Douglas Osto
Altered States combines interviews with famous figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality--including Lama Surya Das, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, Charles Tart, and Erik Davis--and own tales of daily practitioners to outline a extraordinarily American spiritual phenomenon. The nuanced viewpoint that emerges, grounded in an in depth heritage of psychedelic spiritual event, provides severe intensity to debates over the managed use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The booklet additionally opens new paths of inquiry into such matters as re-enchantment, the bounds of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial foundation of altered states of recognition, and the character of subjectivity.
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Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America by Douglas Osto