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THE PEYOTE CULT (1969) by Weston La Barre

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THE PEYOTE CULT (1969) by Weston La Barre

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LA BARRE, Weston

The Peyote Cult

New York: Schocken Books, 1969. Paperback reprint. Octavo. xvii + 296 pp. Black and white illustrations. 

Spine creases, edge and corner wear. Still a very good copy.

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La Barre’s, at age twenty-four, studied the rites of fifteen American Indian tribes using Lophophora williamsii, the small, spineless, carrot-shaped peyote cactus growing in the Rio Grande Valley and southward. La Barre reviews topics such as the Timothy Leary-Richard Alpert “experiments” with peyote and other psychotropic substances, the Carlos Castaneda phenomenon, the progress of the Native American Church toward acceptance as a religious denomination, the presumptions of the Neo-American Church, the legal ramifications of ritual drug use, and the spread of peyotism from the Southwest to other North American tribes.