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Roll Away the Stone: An Introduction to Aleister Crowley's Essays on the Psychology of Hashish
by Israel Regardie
Publisher:
Newcastle 
Year:
1994 
Reviewed by Rendi Case
11/29/2007

The Herb Dangerous series is comprised of four distinct works by four different authors. They are collected here under one cover, along with a 65-page introduction by Israel Regardie, who was one of Crowley’s best students and widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s most important occult authors. [...] I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the relationship between psychoactives and the mystical or religious experience… [ read more ]

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The Age of Entheogens & The Angels' Dictionary
by Jonathan Ott
Publisher:
Natural Products Co. 
Year:
1995 
Reviewed by Rendi Case
5/18/2007

Two books under one cover: a call to draw us out of the Dark Ages in which we live into a brighter future where people can reconnect with the spirit through the immediate experience of the sacred through the ingestion of entheogens (sacred plants, hallucinogens, psychedelics or what have you); and a dictionary of terms related to divine inebriants, shamanism, psychonautica and the like. [ read more ]

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The Cosmic Serpent: DNA & the Origins of Knowledge
by Jeremy Narby
Publisher:
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam 
Year:
1998 
Reviewed by Rendi Case
3/13/2007

One day while inquiring about these matters he was told that if he wanted to know the true answers to his questions he would simply have to take ayahuasca with them and see for himself. Narby accepted this offer and had a life changing experience. After drinking ayahuasca, Narby had a profound life changing experience. His view on himself and reality shifted from an intellectually superior know-it-all to a mere human being that has no real understanding of reality at all. In his experience, these thoughts were telepathically imparted to him by two giant snakes. There was more to his ayahuasca experience, but these are the elements that had the important impact on him. [ read more ]

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