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Distilled Spirits

Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk


Συγγραφέας: Lattin Don
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272323
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Distilled Spirits"

"Distilled Spirits" blends a religion reporter's memoir with the compelling stories of three men - Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson - who transformed the landscape of Western religion and spirituality in the twentieth century. Huxley, celebrated author of "Brave New World", ignited a generation that chased utopian dreams and sought enlightenment through psychedelic drugs. Heard, an Anglo-Irish mystic, journeyed to California with Huxley in the 1930s to lay the foundations for the New Age and human potential movements. Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, joined forces with Huxley and Heard in the 1940s and 1950s, when Wilson began a series of little-known experiments to see if LSD could be used to help diehard drunks. Their life stories are gracefully brought together by veteran journalist Don Lattin. Lattin recounts his own rocky personal journey from 1960s and 1970s counter-culture, through the fast-living, cocaine-fueled 1980s and 1990s, to his long struggle to get sober. By weaving an intimate account of his own recovery with the lives of the book's three central characters, Lattin shows us the redemptive power of story telling, the strength of fellowship, and the power of living more compassionately, one day at a time.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Lattin Don
Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
ISBN: 9780520272323
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/10/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 15 b-w photographs

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction 1. Wounded 2. Bloomsbury 3. Revelation 4. Abroad 5. Hollywood 6. Trabuco 7. Psychedelic 8. Sixties 9. Sober Acknowledgments and Amends Notes Bibliography Index

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