The Age of Entheogens & The Angels' Dictionary
Pub Date :
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1995(hb,1st ed,fine/nai),1995(pb,1st ed,vg)
Natural Products Co.
BACK COVER #The Age of Entheogens is a radical reexamination of the history of western civilization, exploring the brutal suppression of ecstatic, experiential religions by the 1600-year-old Pharmacratic Inquisition, leading up to the contemporary Entheogenic Reformation, or frank replacement with genuine entheogens of the placebo sacraments at the hollow center of today's purely symbolic religions.
The Angels' Dictionary is a lexicon having 318 words pertaining to sacred inebriants, ecstatic states and kindred topics; with 290 definitions supported by 445 quotations from classic drug and general literature in 6 languages; including 37 neologisms as well as 70 entries from 29 non-European languages; made in response to R. Gordon Wasson's trenchant call for 'a vocabulary to describe all the modalities of a Divine Inebriant'.
Could there ever be a more damning indictment of the spiritual bankruptcy of our vaunted western civilization...than the fact that it has transubstantiated the sacred fruit of the Tree of Life, the veritable well-spring of all culture...into scurvy contraband...made the truth a secret...the Logos a dirty word.