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Drugs, Addiction and Initiation: The Modern Search for Ritual



Luigi 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.

Author: Zoja, Luigi

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 3856305955
Language: English
Pages: 133

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9.02 × 6.11 × 0.43 in


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