By William A. Richards

In the early Sixties, scientists brazenly recommended for experimentation with psychedelics. This attempt, even though, fast changed into a discredited company related to leisure drug use. yet what if a research of psychedelics used to be undertaken with relied on medical rigor? William A. Richards does simply that during Sacred wisdom, the 1st well-documented, refined account of the influence of psychedelics on organic techniques, human attention, and revelatory spiritual stories. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have significant strength to soothe human discomfort and constructively give a contribution to the standard of existence on our planet. His paintings relies on approximately 3 a long time of criminal learn with volunteers elderly twenty-four to eighty-one. Sacred wisdom enriches humanities and clinical scholarship, increasing paintings in philosophy, anthropology, theology, and non secular reviews, in addition to in psychological future health, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. Richards’s research additionally contributes to social and political debates over the in charge integration of psychedelic components into glossy society. His booklet is a useful source for readers who, even if spontaneously or with the facilitation of psychedelics, have encountered significant, inspiring, or maybe nerve-racking states of awareness and search readability approximately their reviews. trying out the bounds of language and conceptual frameworks, Richards makes the main of experiential phenomena that extend our suggestions of truth and advances new frontiers within the examine of trust, religious awakening, psychiatric remedy, and social well-being.

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