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Psychotropic Jewish Studies & The Contemporary Study of Jewish Religion

Polling my colleagues, asking for a friend, asking for a student, because I’m kind of curious, and of course purely for the sake of research, about the contemporary shape of the field, let’s say, after 1967. I’m genuinely wondering about … Continue reading

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Huston Smith (LSD & Religion)

Is there a future for religion without it? Confirming a long held suspicion of mine about the impact of LSD on the emergence of religion/spirituality in the postwar period in the United States is the sheer amount of attention given … Continue reading

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Hallucinogenic Religion (Bruce Conner)

A couple of weeks ago at It’s All True, the Bruce Conner show at MOMA. Conner was an interesting figure in  San Francisco in the late 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps not unsurprisingly, religion pops up, on view as hallucinatory and trance-like, saturated … Continue reading

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(Religion &) LSD (Allen Ginsberg)

My mom clipped me an essay in the New Yorker by Zadie Smith about Joni Mitchell with reference to Abraham, Isaac, and Kierkegaard. The essay reflects on this thing called literary taste, and the kinds of shifts to which it … Continue reading

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