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Appendix 1: Reference Section
- 29 MDMA Reconsidered, by Robert Leverant, from Journal of Psychoactive
Drugs, Vol. 18/4 1986
- This paper reports views on MDMA expressed at a conference for informed
lay users of the drug held by the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in
May 1986. Conference discussion topics included how MDMA compares with hallucinogens
and whether these drugs should be available for therapeutic use and, if
so, under what conditions.
- While extremely useful for psychotherapy, MDMA is deceptive for the
spiritual therapy whose ends are complete freedom and autonomy as delineated
by Buddhism, Hinduism and other mystic traditions. This necessitates the
death of the mind. . . Unlike the stronger psychedelics, MDMA does not encourage
glimpsing this last development of Love's unfolding. . .
- Perhaps MDMA's greatest potential in therapy is nonverbal. [It could
aid body therapies that utilize] the attention, the breath, sound, and hand
pressure to open up and remove blocks that prevent contact with the life
force within [the body] and hinder the =E9lan vital from flowing.
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