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LSD, Spirituality and the Creative Process free pdf In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a still new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. For a period of eight years, Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 90 men and women, ranging in age from 18-81 and coming from all walks in life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time, along with the authors' examination of its ramifications on creativity, imagination and spirituality. With the help of co-author Marlene Dobkin de Rios, a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies, this book considers the spiritual implications of these finding in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The authors, also, examine the nature of the creative process influenced by psychedelics and provide artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions that allow the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in LSD, SPIRITUALITY, AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and a testament that reveals the psychic unity of humanity.

About Oscar Janiger

Oscar Janiger, M.D. (1918-2001), was one of the first American researchers to study the psychedelic drugs DMT and LSD and was the author of "A Different Kind of Healing." Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Ph.D. (1939-2012), was a medical anthropologist who conducted fieldwork in the Amazon on the plant hallucinogen ayahuasca. She wrote several books, including "Visionary Vine "and" Hallucinogens: Cross Cultural Perspective."

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Author : Oscar Janiger
Publisher : Park Street Press,U.S.
Data Published : 01 July 2003
ISBN : 0892819731
EAN : 9780892819737
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • LSD, Spirituality and the Creative Process free pdfLSD, Spirituality and the Creative Process

    . In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a still new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. For a period of eight years, Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 90 men and women,