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Zig Zag Zen

Buddhism and Psychedelics (New Edition)
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Synergetic Press
 | 
May, 2015
ISBN:
9780907791621
In stock now: 
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$37.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitable subjects encountered on the journey to wisdom. Examined together, the reader may understand more deeply the essence of each. Edited by Tricycle contributing editor Allan Badiner and with art edited by renowned visionary artist Alex Grey, Zig Zag Zen features a foreword by Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor, a preface by religion historian Huston Smith, and numerous essays, interviews, and art that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies. It’s a labor of love.

The only book of its kind that offers a conversation about Buddhist practice and the psychedelic spiritual experience, this New Edition contains expanded material with new art by additional artists, new essays, and interviews.

Readers, be aware: the newly updated edition of the classic work Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics does not advocate psychedelics as a key component of spiritual practice.

This new edition of the classic work on Buddhism and psychedelics (first edition was 2002) includes a discussion and new essays on ayahuasca’s unique influence on Zen Buddhism, a recent interview with Rick Doblin, founder of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Ralph Metzner’s New Look at the “Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead,” and a public dialogue on mixing dharma and psychedelics with James Fadiman and Zen monk, Kokyo Henkel.  Zig Zag Zen, New Edition, is packed with enlightening entries offering eye-opening insights into alternate methods of inner exploration.

Zig Zag Zen also contains an expanded display of stunning visionary artwork including new pieces from Alex Grey (who curated all the art for the book), Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, and Amanda Sage, as well as the original brilliant work of Robert Venosa, Mark Rothko, Robert Beer, Francesco Clemente, and others.

 “A treasure trove: inspiring, frightening, powerful, funny, eye-opening, and a source of great wisdom on a subject that our society finds endlessly confusing.”Mark Epstein, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life

Publisher’s Description: 

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitable subjects encountered on the journey to wisdom. Examined together, the reader may understand more deeply the essence of each. Edited by Tricycle contributing editor Allan Badiner and with art edited by renowned visionary artist Alex Grey, Zig Zag Zen features a foreword by Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor, a preface by religion historian Huston Smith, and numerous essays, interviews, and art, that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies.

The only book of its kind that offers a conversation about Buddhist practice and the psychedelic spiritual experience, this New Edition contains expanded material with new art by additional artists, new essays, and interviews.

Readers, be aware: the newly updated edition of the classic work Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics does not advocate psychedelics as a key component of spiritual practice.

This new edition of the classic work on Buddhism and psychedelics (first edition was 2002) includes a discussion and new essays on ayahuasca’s unique influence on Zen Buddhism, a recent interview with Rick Doblin, founder of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Ralph Metzner’s New Look at the “Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead,” and a public dialogue on mixing dharma and psychedelics with James Fadiman and Zen monk, Kokyo Henkel.  Zig Zag Zen, New Edition, is packed with enlightening entries offering eye-opening insights into alternate methods of inner exploration.

Zig Zag Zen also contains an expanded display of stunning visionary artwork including new pieces from Alex Grey (who curated all the art for the book), Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, and Amanda Sage, as well as the original brilliant work of Robert Venosa, Mark Rothko, Robert Beer, Francesco Clemente, and others.

 “A treasure trove: inspiring, frightening, powerful, funny, eye-opening, and a source of great wisdom on a subject that our society finds endlessly confusing.”Mark Epstein

 

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