9780231174077-0231174071-Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

ISBN-13: 9780231174077
ISBN-10: 0231174071
Edition: Reprint
Author: Richards, William
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231174077
ISBN-10: 0231174071
Edition: Reprint
Author: Richards, William
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Richards, William wrote Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences comprising 280 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231174071 and 9780231174077. Since then Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Sacred Knowledge is the first well-documented, sophisticated account of the effect of psychedelics on biological processes, human consciousness, and revelatory religious experiences. Based on nearly three decades of legal research with volunteers, William A. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have the potential to assuage suffering and constructively affect the quality of human life.

Richards's analysis contributes to social and political debates over the responsible integration of psychedelic substances into modern society. His book serves as an invaluable resource for readers who, whether spontaneously or with the facilitation of psychedelics, have encountered meaningful, inspiring, or even disturbing states of consciousness and seek clarity about their experiences. Testing the limits of language and conceptual frameworks, Richards makes the most of experiential phenomena that stretch our understanding of reality, advancing new frontiers in the study of belief, spiritual awakening, psychiatric treatment, and social well-being. His findings enrich humanities and scientific scholarship, expanding work in philosophy, anthropology, theology, and religious studies and bringing depth to research in mental health, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology.
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