The Age of Entheogens & the Angels' Dictionary - Paperback 1995Collectors take notice!
We recently came across (in our basement) a lost stash of this amazing out of print title from respected, erudite and highly informative author Jonathan Ott. As with everything "Ott", this 2-books-in-1 title is a dense, highly intellectual treatment of the state and antecedent cause of sacred plant demonization followed by a dictionary of entheo-related terms that you've never seen compiled in one place before.
From the back cover:
The Age of Entheogens is a radical re-examination of the history of western civilization, exploring the brutal suppression of ecstatic, experiential religions by the 1600-year-old Pharmacratic Inquisition, leading up to the contemporary Entheogenic Reformation, or frank replacement with genuine entheogens of the placebo sacraments at the hollow center of today's purely symbolic religions.
The Angel's Dictionary is a lexicon of 318 words pertaining to sacred inebriants, ecstatic states and kindred topics; with 290 definitions supported by 445 quotations from classic drug and general literature in six languages; including 37 neologisms as well as 70 entries from 29 non-European languages; made in response to R. Gordon Wasson's trenchant call for "a vocabulary to describe all the modalities of a Divine Inebriant.
New, 159 Pages, ISBN: 0-9614234-7-1