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The Herb Dangerous: The Psychology of Hashish
by David Hoye (ed.)
Publisher:
Level Press 
Year:
1974 
ISBN:
n/a 
Categories:
Book Reviews
Reviewed by Erik Davis, 1/12/2011

This fascinating and illuminating essay was one of four articles devoted to “The Herb Dangerous” that ran in the first volume of The Equinox, a review devoted to “Scientific Illuminism” that was edited by the notorious Aleister Crowley early in the 20th century. Arguing that hashish helps “roll away the stone” from the deeper dimensions of both ceremonial magic and Buddhist meditation, Crowley identifies three main effects of the drug.

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Originally Published In : Erowid Extracts issue 18, Jun 2010

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  1. I would just like to point out that “The Herb Dangerous” is the central piece to the book “Roll Away the Stone: An Introduction to Aleister Crowley’s Essays on the Psychology of Hashish” by Israel Regardie. Erowid hosts my review of this book. My review focuses on the same essay by Crowley (AKA Haddo) but goes into greater detail if the reader is interested. Kudos to Mr. Davis for keeping his review short; something I fail at in my reviews!

    Comment by Rendi Case — 5/21/2011 @ 9:58 am

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