Psychedelic mysticism : transforming consciousness, religious experiences, and voluntary peasants in postwar America / Morgan Shipley.
- Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015.
1 online resource (295 p.)
- Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Hallucinogenic drugs -- Social aspects -- United States -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- Although commonly celebrated as a distinct manifestation of Americana, hippies and psychedelics are routinely de-emphasized in favor of direct political activism, a phenomenon that constrains the full telling of the hippie counterculture as it relates to a radical religiosity defined by mutuality and altruism. Psychedelic Mysticism reevaluates the religious significance of the 1960s psychedelic counterculture, tracing how psychedelics became entheogenic, leading sixties figures to transition personal moments of enlightenment into everyday projects of social justice.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 14, 2016).
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