Review – Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America (Roger Green)

Osto, Douglas. Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. ISNB 10: 0231177305 Hardcover, e-book. 328 pages. In recent years, the amount of published scholarly work on psychedelics, religion, and spirituality has grown enormously. Even so, many writers still feel it necessary to do a rhetorical dance around the […]

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Spiritual Erotics, Part 2 – The Nature and History of Machismo and Its Feminine Counterpart As “Marianismo”

From time to time Religious Theory (RT) invites well-known academic authors to outline current book projects that have not yet been published.  This second installment of the article, released in three parts, reflects a recent talk in California by Prof. Luis Leon, a well-known author of several key books on the theory of Latino religions […]