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Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (New Edition)

Edited by Alex Grey and Allan Badiner

Foreword by Stephen Batchelor

More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitable subjects encountered on the journey to wisdom. Examined together, the reader may understand more deeply the essence of each. Edited by Tricycle contributing editor Allan Badiner and with art edited by renowned visionary artist Alex Grey, Zig Zag Zen features a foreword by Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor, a preface by religion historian Huston Smith, and numerous essays, interviews, and art, that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies.

Publication Date: May 4, 2014 ISBN: 978-0907791-61-4 Categories: , , , Tags: ,

Alex Grey

Alex Grey is a renowned American visionary artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art. His work spans a variety of forms including performance art, sculpture and painting. He is a member of the Integral Institute, on the board of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics and is Chair of Wisdom University’s Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, a non-profit church supporting Visionary Culture in Wappinger, New York. Alex Grey served as art editor and a contributor to Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelicsas well as releasing several other inspirational books featuring his visionary visual and verbal messages.

Allan Badiner

Allan Badiner served as the editor in the first and second editions of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (Chronicle Books, 2002; Synergetic Press, 2015), as well as two other books of collected essays, Dharma Gaia: A Harvest in Buddhism and Ecology (Parallax Press, 1990) and Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism (Parallax, 2002). Allan is a contributing editor of Tricycle magazine, and serves on the board of directors of Rainforest Action Network, Threshold Foundation and Project CBD. He has been a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 25 years.

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More than ever, people are in pursuit of greater fulfillment in their lives, seeking a deeper spiritual truth and strategies for liberation from suffering. Both Buddhism and psychedelics are inevitable subjects encountered on the journey to wisdom. Examined together, the reader may understand more deeply the essence of each. Edited by Tricycle contributing editor Allan Badiner and with art edited by renowned visionary artist Alex Grey, Zig Zag Zen features a foreword by Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor, a preface by religion historian Huston Smith, and numerous essays, interviews, and art, that lie outside the scope of mainstream anthologies.

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Endorsements

“This insightful, uplifting compendium will open hearts and minds and enliven your spirit.”
— Martin A Lee, author of Acid Dreams and Smoke Signals

“A must read for anyone who is concerned about the future of Buddhist practice.”
— Robert Thurman

“A treasure trove: inspiring, frightening, powerful, funny, eye-opening, and a source of great wisdom on a subject that our society finds endlessly confusing.”
— Mark Epstein

“This is an intellectually refreshing book in that it tackles profound religious questions and spiritual ideas in a serious, even eloquent way.”
— Salon.com

“An extraordinary ride and guide down the corridors of the mystical psychedelic inward journey that will be of great interest and value to any serious explorer of spiritual insight. The zigzag is not for the straight and narrow.”
— Ganga White, Author, Yoga Beyond Belief, founder White Lotus Foundation

“Psychedelics opened my Doors of Perception, and Zen Buddhism has helped to keep them open.”
— John Densmore, author of New York Times bestseller Riders on the Storm and The Doors: Unhinged

“I found Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics to be one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.”
— Ira Israel, Contributing Writer, Huffington Post and Licensed Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Mindful Living Expert

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