Zen and Psychdelics

An interesting review of the new book Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychdelics is online at alternet.

A good quote:

Barlow writes that he knows full well that as a user and an observer of Grateful Dead culture that the public’s fear of LSD is misplaced. Yet, like many others, he has kept quiet. He writes that by concealing the truth, “I participate in a growing threat to the minds of America’s young greater than anything which acid presents. I mean by that the establishment of permissible truth in America. In a word, totalitarianism. Alcohol, nicotine, and prescription sedatives do more damage every day than LSD has done since …1943.”