Drugs, Addiction and Initiation
The Modern Search for Ritual
Drugs, Addiction and Initiation by Luigi Zoja
Book DescriptionLuigi Zoja argues that the pervasive abuse of drugs in our society can in large part be ascribed to a resurgence of the collective need for initiation and initiatory structures: a longing for something sacred underlies our culture's manic drive toward excessive consumption. In a society without ritual, the drug addict seeks not so much the thrill of a high as the satisfaction of an inner need for a participation mystique in the dominant religion of our times: consumerism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783856305956
(155mm x 230mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Daimon Verlag
Publisher: Daimon Verlag
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: Switzerland
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Author Biography - Luigi Zoja
Luigi Zoja is a native of Italy and a graduate of the C G Jung Institute in Zurich, He lectures, teaches, and maintains a clinical practice in Milan. A former President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, he has written a number of books.
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