Robert Jesse

Robert Jesse is the president of the Council on Spiritual Practices.

Magazine Body & Mind

Entheogens: A Brief History of Their Spiritual Use

To many people, the words psychedelic and spiritual are dissonant on first hearing. Yet the use of psychoactive sacraments in shamanic and religious practices is found throughout history. The word entheogen, used to describe certain plants and chemicals when used for spiritual purposes, emphasizes this long-established relationship. Following is a survey of the most historically prominent and […]

By Robert Jesse
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