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High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

ISBN : 9780190459116

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¥5,379
Author: 
Christopher Partridge
Pages
472 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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Humans have always been fascinated by drugs and altered states. Despite the risk of addiction, many have used drugs as technologies to induce moments of meaning-making transcendence. Beginning at the close of the eighteenth century, this book traces the quest for transcendence and meaning through drugs in the West through the modern period.

Index: 

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Technologies of Transcendence
2. Opium Dreams
DT3. Anesthetic Revelation
4. Hashishdom
5. Occultism in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
6. The Antipodes of the Mind
7. Revolution in the Head
8. Psychedelic Shamanism
Index

About the author: 

Chistopher Partridge is a Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

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