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Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  390 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Both Sex And Drugs are fascinating and dangerous subjects in these times. First published by Playboy Press, Sex And Drugs is the definitive work on this important and controversial topic. "Here is a Genius with a Gee!" Brian Aldiss, The Guardian.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by New Falcon Publications (USA) (first published 1973)
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Nick Black
Mar 23, 2008 Nick Black rated it it was ok
Robert Anton Wilson's cred is beyond my humble reach, but let's admit it: this book was thrown together to capitalize on the title. The best thing about both sex and drugs is: they're really, really easy. I wish we had another Illuminatus! instead. :/
Sep 28, 2012 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sociology students, legalization advocates, law students
Recommended to Michael by: RAW
I first read this while I was still in High School, I believe, and I would have given it at least one more star at the time. An older and more experienced person reads it today with sort of a tolerant smile, and occasional nods at how right or wrong Wilson's predictions have been, but it still has some interest.

This was Wilson's first published book, through Playboy Press, at a time when writing and editing for Playboy was his full-time job. It wasn't especially successful, nor even as controver
Bradley Bacci
Jan 02, 2014 Bradley Bacci rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful RAW read. Leave it to Bob to write an intellectual account of mystical drug use during sexual practices throughout the course of history, while simultaneously building a timeless thesis between the lines. During his chronicling of occult sexual practices and drug use, Wilson interjects personal accounts of some of his acquaintances drug experiences (though he neglects to share any of his own) during the 60's, and these stories provide a nice break from the density of drug lingo ...more
Nov 10, 2011 Paul rated it liked it
Written in the 1970s, but still sounds fresh. Case studies intersperses the main text dealing with various types of drug and their relationship to concious expansion. Plenty of cross-referencing, as usual, but Leary and Crowley feature the most.
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Jan 24, 2014 Geoff Gander rated it really liked it
A fascinating overview of the history of the role of drugs in human society, and its linkage with mysticism.
Apr 30, 2009 Matthew rated it really liked it
How could I not pick up this book and buy it and read it as a 17 year old. It's actually very informative for anyone who is thinking of trying either (or both at the same time).
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Dec 14, 2015 Jordan Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing
The first RAW book that I ever read. It had such a profound impact on me that I quit being a fundamentalist.
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Robert Anton Wilson became, at various times, an American novelist, essayist, philosopher, polymath, psychonaut, futurist, libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and Saint of Discordianism by Discordians who care to label him as such, Wilson helped publicize the group/religion/melee through his writings, interviews, and strolls.

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