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By: Allan Hunt Badiner & Alex Grey

Zig Zag Zen

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Author: Badiner & Alex Grey
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780907791621
Publication Date: 2015

Product Code: 13523

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Buddhism and psychedelic exploration share a common concern: the liberation of the mind. This new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics has substantially evolved from the landmark anthology that launched the first serious inquiry into the moral, ethical, doctrinal, and transcendental considerations of the intersection of Buddhism and psychedelics. A provocative and thoughtful exploration of inner states and personal transformation, Zig Zag Zen now includes an expanded display of stunning artwork from Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Randal Roberts, Luke Brown and Ang Tsherin Sherpa, and more work by the pioneering visionary artist Alex Grey. Complementing these new images are original essays by such luminaries as Ralph Metzner and Brad Warner; exciting interviews with James Fadiman, Kokyo Henkel, and Rick Doblin; and a discussion of ayahuasca's unique influence on Zen Buddhism by David Coyote (six new text contributions in total); all of which have been carefully curated to extend the original inquiry of authors Joan Halifax Roshi, Peter Matthiesen, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, Rick Fields and many others. Contemporary seekers of spiritual truth know that both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitably subjects encountered along the journey. By examining them together, the reader can discover truth about the essence of each.

2nd Edition.

The only book of its kind that offers a conversation about Buddhist practice and the psychedelic spiritual experience.

This new edition contains expanded material with new art by additional artists, new essays, and interviews.

Edited by ALLAN BADINER. Art Editor ALEX GREY.

Readers, be aware: the newly updated edition of the classic work Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics does not advocate psychedelics as a key component of spiritual practice.

This new edition of the classic work on Buddhism and psychedelics includes a discussion and new essays on ayahuasca’s unique influence on Zen Buddhism, a recent interview with Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Ralph Metzner’s new look at the “Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead,” and a public dialogue on mixing dharma and psychedelics with James Fadiman and Zen monk, Kokyo Henkel. The new edition of Zig Zag Zen is packed with enlightening entries offering eye-opening insights into alternate methods of inner exploration.

Zig Zag Zen also contains an expanded display of stunning visionary artwork including new pieces from Alex Grey (who curated all of the art for the book), Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, and Amanda Sage, as well as the work renowned modernists Robert Venosa, Mark Rothko,Robert Beer, Francesco Clemente, and others.

Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics, Allan Hunt Badiner Alex Grey, Synergetic Press, Paperback, 2015, 340 Pages, $26.95

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