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Author Ludlow, Fitz Hugh, 1836-1870.
Title The hasheesh eater : being passages from the life of a Pythagorean / Fitz Hugh Ludlow ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Rachman.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Author Ludlow, Fitz Hugh, 1836-1870.
Series Subterranean lives
Subterranean lives.
Subject Cannabis.
Hemp.
Alt Name Rachman, Stephen.
Author Ludlow, Fitz Hugh, 1836-1870.
Series Subterranean lives
Subterranean lives.
Subject Cannabis.
Hemp.
Alt Name Rachman, Stephen.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 314 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page xxxvii).
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Selected Bibliography; A Note on the Text; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Night Entrance; Chapter 2: Under the Shadow of Esculapius; Chapter 3: The Kingdom of the Dream; Chapter 4: Cashmere and Cathay by Twilight; Chapter 5: The Hour and the Power of Darkness; Chapter 6: The Mysteries of the Life-sign Gemini; Chapter 7: The Night of Apotheosis; Chapter 8: Vos Non Vobis -- Wherein the Pythagorean is a By-stander; Chapter 9: The Shadow of Bacchus, the Shadow of Thanatos, and the Shadow of Shame.
Summary Fitz Hugh Ludlow was a recent graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, when he vividly recorded his hasheesh-induced visions, experiences, adventures, and insights. During the mid-nineteenth century, the drug was a legal remedy for lockjaw, and Ludlow had a friend from whom he received a ready supply. He consumed such large quantities at each sitting that his hallucinations have been likened to those experienced by opium addicts. Throughout the book, Ludlow colorfully describes his psychedelic journey that led to extended reflections on religion, philosophy, medicine, and culture. F.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
English.
ISBN 9780813541143 (electronic bk.)
081354114X (electronic bk.)
9780813538686 (hardcover)
0813538696
9780813538693
0813538688
1281316555
9781281316554
9786611316556
6611316558
0813538688
9780813538686
ISBN/ISSN 9780813538686
OCLC # 78583948
Additional Format Print version: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh, 1836-1870. Hasheesh eater. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006 0813538688 9780813538693 (DLC) 2005035514 (OCoLC)62535978


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