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Author Name:    Chronicle Books

Title:   Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   Very Good

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:    Chronicle Books 2002

ISBN Number:   0811832864 / 9780811832861

Seller ID:   IM234676

0811832864 First Edition. Very Good, mylar wrapped dust jacket.

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Buddhism and psychedelic experimentation share a common concern: the liberation of the mind. Zig Zag Zen launches the first serious inquiry into the moral, ethical, doctrinal, and transcendental considerations created by the intersection of Buddhism and psychedelics. With a foreword by renowned Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor and a preface by historian of religion Huston Smith, along with numerous essays and interviews, Zig Zag Zen is a provocative and thoughtful exploration of altered states of consciousness and the potential for transformation. Accompanying each essay is a work of visionary art selected by artist Alex Grey, such as a vividly graphic work by Robert Venosa, a contemporary thangka painting by Robert Beer, and an exercise in emptiness in the form of an enso by a 17th-century Zen abbot. Packed with enlightening entries and art that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies, Zig Zag Zen offers eye-opening insights into alternate methods of inner exploration.



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