CSP: Entheogens – Council on Spiritual Practices

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 6:40 am

Entheogen Project

entheogen [god within; god- or spirit-facilitating] a psychoactive sacramental; a plant or chemical substance taken to occasion primary religious experience. Example: peyote cactus as used in the Native American Church. (Click here for more on nomenclature)

Johns Hopkins / CSP Psilocybin Research 2006, 2008, and 2011 studies of the entheogenic properties and consequences of psilocybin

The CSP Entheogen Project Series 1. Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments: An Entheogen Chrestomathy An on-line bibliography, with excerpts, of over 500 books, dissertations, and topical issues of journals about religion and psychoactive sacraments.

2. Entheogens and the Future of Religion Anthology edited by Robert Forte.

3. Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion Papers and essays from a conference sponsored by the Chicago Theological Seminary and CSP, edited by Thomas B. Roberts.

4. The Road to Eleusis by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, and Carl A. P. Ruck. Twentieth anniversary edition with new Preface by Huston Smith and Afterword by Albert Hofmann.

5. Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Signficance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals by Huston Smith.

Writings Halluciogens and Religion: Historical To Scientific Perspectives Symposium XVIII at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence R.R. Griffiths and H. deWit, Chairpersons The Good Friday Marsh Chapel Experiment by Mike Young Drugs That Shape Men's Minds by Aldous Huxley Phanerothyme: A Western Approach to the Religious Use of Psychochemicals by Lisa Bieberman The Psychedelic Experience - lessons from the 60s by Lisa Bieberman Psychedelic Theophanies And The Religious Life by Huston Smith Drugs and Mysticism by Walter N. Pahnke C.G. Jung Letter Excerpt letter from Jung to Victor White about psychoactives and the unconscious Quotations from William James, Huston Smith, Walter Houston Clark... Do Entheogen-induced Mystical Experiences Boost the Immune System? by Thomas B. Roberts Do Psychedelic Drugs Mimic Awakened Kundalini? Survey Ecstasy for Religion interviews with a Benedictine monk, two Zen monks, and a rabbi about the use of MDMA in religious practice Ho Chunk Meeting a 1987 initiation into a peyote meeting and sweat lodge ceremony If I Could Change Your Mind by Mike Young A Note on the Safety of Peyote when Used Religiously by Matthew Baggott The Use of Music in Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy by Helen L. Bonny and Walter N. Pahnke The Psychedelic Experience Tibetan Book of the Dead (Leary, Metzner, Alpert) * The Psychedelics and Religion by Walter Houston Clark * Entheogenic Yoga meditation techniques The Nitrous Oxide Philosopher by Atlantic Monthly article on William James *

Resources Zeff Memorial Library Catalog books and papers about entheogens Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments: An Entheogen Chrestomathy Recommended Readings on Peyote Society & Law

Entheogen-related Links R. Gordon Wasson Archives Harvard's Wasson collection catalog * Shamanism, Entheogens and Spirituality-Consciousness * Disembodied Eyes entheogen/ethnopharmacology-related material * Erowid Psychoactive Vaults documenting the complex relationship between humans and psychoactives * MAPS Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies * Heffter Research Institute research, neuroscience, psychedelics * The Lycaeum psychedelic library and community * Sound Photosynthesis Archive For The Coming Millennium - audio and video recordings *

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