Author(s): Daniel A. Schulke Ed.
DAIMON and PHARMAKON contains thirteen cutting-edge essays on the contribution of psychoactive substances to occult traditions, by contemporary authors on subculture and esotericism. The book will be of interest to students of Entheogens, Occultism, Comparative Religions, Psychedelia, and the Noetic Sciences. The essays included examine the role of chemically-altered consciousness in spirituality, particularly in secret traditions of magic and occultism, and focus especially on Western esoteric traditions such as Thelema, Witchcraft, and lodge-based magical orders. Sections on History, Theory, Practice, and Influence of psychoactives and the occult are also provided.