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Zen Drugs and Mysticism

Zaehner, R.C.

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ISBN 10: 0394485408 / ISBN 13: 9780394485409
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Edgewear and short tear to jacket, now in protective mylar. 223pp. This lively and learned critique of contemporary mysticism contrasts the consciousness-expanding claims of drug enthusiasts and assorted occultists with the spiritual discipline and principles of real mystical experience. Bookseller Inventory # 014601

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Title: Zen Drugs and Mysticism

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Book Type: Cloth

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The author, one of the foremost writers in the history of religions, intended this book to be the starting point for those searching for a personal religious experience and begins with an examination of the nature of mystical states and their differentiation from drug-induced states. He proceeds to the question of whether there is religious experience to either state. He offers those impatient with a traditional Christianity alternate routes to explore, by examining Zen, the Upanishads, Huxley, Bonhoeffer, Leary, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, and commenting upon each with his ascerbic wit. This reprint of the 1972 American edition published by Pantheon contains a new foreword by one of Zaehner's former Oxford students, William L. Newell.

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