Shaman Woman, Mainline Lady
Women's Writings on the Drug Experience
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William Morrow and Company, Inc
BACK COVER #The little bottle was at her bedside, waiting to lay its spell on her.
--Edith Wharton Ladies go off sooner, and don't need so many.
--Louisa May Alcott
She quietly disrobed and donned a weblike silk gown of the faintest hues, then stretched out upon a couch of pillows and inhaled the yellow smoke of the opium pipe which Chong had carefully prepared for her.
Dope seizes you like the hand of a giant
People on drugs are sick people. So now we end up with the government chasing sick people like they were criminals.
I'm a wise in the ways of plants woman
I was in that delicious stupor that one experiences after chloroform, morphine, opium, or hasheesh.
The round, white bowl with little pieces of vegetable was to me the cosmos, round and infinite.
We sat constantly on this powder keg at Millbrook, dissuading ecstatic first-time trippers from calling their wives in Virginia.
--Diane di Prima
I thought I was the quickest mind alive and the quickest with words, but words cannot catch up with these trasformations, metamorphoses.
In a land of enchantment, a garden most gorgeous, a plain sprinkled with coloured meteors, a forest with sparks of purple and ruby and golden fire gemming the foliage.