Peyote Dreams Journeys in the Land of Illumination

ISBN-10: 1594774498
ISBN-13: 9781594774492
Edition: 2013
Authors: Charles Duits
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Inner Traditions International, Limited
Publication date: 9/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

A detailed account of the transformation of consciousness and discovery of life’s purpose brought on by peyote• Shows how peyote and other visionary plants do not distort reality but gloriously unveil it, pulling the mind out of its cosmic slumber and revealing our unity with all life• Explains the necessity when working with peyote to remain the master of one’s mind and consciously work on oneself• Examines how modern society’s revulsion to sacramental plants and other consciousness expanders is deeply rooted in Western philosophyCharles Duits was caught in the grip of a dead-end existential and spiritual crisis. At the urging of one of his oldest friends, he takes peyote “like a man committing suicide,” launching him on a visionary journey of philosophical examination and spiritual revelation.In this little-known classic of drug literature, we find a detailed account of the radical alteration of consciousness and discovery of life’s purpose brought on by the Mexican cactus known as peyote. Consuming peyote more than 200 times, Duits lucidly describes the transformation of reality he experienced as well as the necessity to consciously work on oneself and remain the master of one’s mind in order to avoid getting carried away by hallucinations. The author examines how modern society’s revulsion to sacramental plants and other consciousness expanders is deeply rooted in Western philosophy’s embrace of reason and materialism at the expense of inner knowledge. He explains how sacramental plants do not distort reality as many fearfully believe but gloriously unveil it, pulling the mind out of its cosmic slumber and revealing a world that is finally real and full of meaning.Poetic yet precise, Duits’s descriptions of his peyote experiences offer a glimpse in to the beautiful divine reality of which we are all a part, yet over which the structures of society cast a veil. This guide to “sailing the inner sea” reveals that the answers to the meaning of life lie not in material pursuits but in experiencing the richness and unity of the world in front of us.

Rachel Wise loves to give advice. When she's not editing or writing children's books, which she does full-time at a publisher in New York, she's reading advice columns in newspapers, magazines, and blogs-and is always sure her advice would be better! Her dream is to someday have her own talk show, where she could share her wisdom with millions of people at once, but for now she's happy to dole out advice in small portions in Dear Know-It-All books.Charles Duits (1925-1991) was a French writer and surrealist known for his heroic fantasy saga novels Ptah Hotep and Nefer. He began his writing and philosophy work at the age of 17, after sending some of his poems to Andr� Breton who then invited him to participate in the experiments of his surrealist group. He frequently met with Ana�s Nin, who speaks of him in her Journal. A student of Gurdjieff's Fourth Way and Zen Buddhism, he was the author of 11 books and novels in French.

Introduction
The Turning Fanfare
Like a Dragon Enters the Sea
Meramorphosis of the Banal
H. M. and the Great Whirlwind
Visions and Hallucinations
The Land of Illuminations
Peyore Unifies the Body and the World
Querzalcoarl
Love Is Like Fire; Fear Is Like Ice
The Priest and the Vampire
Imhotep
Conclusion
Index

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