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 There Is No Spoon?: Teaching The Matrix, Postperennialism, and the Spiritual Logic of Late Capitalism

Gregory J. Grieve

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After presenting a cogent survey of the many interpretations of the movie The Matrix, this chapter offers its own compelling analysis by weaving together many distinctive theoretical and ... More


Buddhism and the Discourses of Modernity

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism has created a place for itself in the modern ecology of ideas and practices by placing itself within and between three key discourses of modernity: those of scientific naturalism, ... More


Fieldwork in Perennial Philosophy

Nicolas Langlitz

in Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The conclusion, “Fieldwork in Perennial Philosophy,” revisits many insights from the substantive chapters. Conceptually, it moves from ethnography to anthropology and reflects on how the fieldwork in ... More


Orientation, Definitions, and the Limits of Language

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Mystical and non-mystical alternative states of consciousness, Relation of brain and nervous system to consciousness.


Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Nicolas Langlitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the “Decade of the Brain.” After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, in the wake of clashes ... More


Spiritual Biology

R. S. Deese

in We Are Amphibians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281523
eISBN:
9780520959569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281523.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter compares the attempts of Julian and Aldous Huxley to integrate their own religious ideas and feelings with the science of biology. In his book Religion without Revelation, Julian Huxley ... More


The Antipodes of the Mind

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1956, in a letter to Aldous Huxley, the British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond coined the term “psychedelic.” This chapter provides an analysis of the events that led up to Huxley’s psychedelic ... More


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