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The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience


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1. SomeVarieties of the Psychedelic Experience
2. History and Controversy
3. Experiencing the Body and Body Image
4. Experiencing Other Persons
5. The Guide
6. The World of the Nonhuman
7. The Voyage Inward
8. Psyche and Symbol
9. Religious and Mystical Experience



About the Author

Robert Masters and Jean Houston are well-known pioneers of modern consciousness research and were both among the founders of the Human Potentials Movement. They also coauthored Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space. Among the books Robert Masters has written are Eros and Evil and The Goddess Sekhmet. Jean Houston is also the author of A Passion for the Possible, Godseed, and A Mythic Life.


"A wonderful book . . . the best book ever written in this complicated field." * Dr. Timothy Leary *
"Beautifully written . . . Masters and Houston are offering what amounts to a whole new system of psychopathology." * New York Times Book Review *
"Fascinating . . . provocative . . . The first description of the multiplicity of experiences available through these drugs presented in a manner oriented to western culture and experimental research." * Library Journal *
"The most brilliant volume available dealing with the psychedelic experience." * Dr. Stanley Krippner *
"I consider the book very important and worthwhile. It is all in the right direction; it gives very sound directives for controlling the use of psychedelics instead of merely repressing them." * Alan Watts *

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