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eBook Amazing Dope Tales epub
  • ISBN: 1579510108
  • Author: Spider Robinson,Stephen Gaskin
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ronin Publishing; 3rd edition (April 23, 1999)
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • ePUB size: 1960 kb
  • FB2 size 1442 kb
  • Formats lrf lit docx azw


Amazing Dope Tales book.

Amazing Dope Tales book. Stephen Gaskin, Spider Robinson (Introduction).

This book is a 1990 Ronin Publishing reissue of Stephen Gaskin's 1980 Amazing Dope Tales. The good news: in 1999, Ronin republished it under its original title, with a new introduction by Spider Robinson

This book is a 1990 Ronin Publishing reissue of Stephen Gaskin's 1980 Amazing Dope Tales. The good news: in 1999, Ronin republished it under its original title, with a new introduction by Spider Robinson.

by Stephen Gaskin, Spider Robinson.

Stephen Gaskin at the Nambassa 5 day Music & Alternatives festival, New Zealand . Amazing dope tales and Haight Ashbury flashbacks. Summertown, TN, USA: The Book Publishing Company.

Stephen Gaskin at the Nambassa 5 day Music & Alternatives festival, New Zealand, 1981. Photographer: Michael Bennetts. Gaskin was the first recipient of the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 (listed as Plenty International) and was inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame in 2004.

Published 1999 by Ronin in Berkeley, Calif. Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience. There's no description for this book yet.

Spider Robinson is famous as the punning audacious peer of Douglas Adams and heir apparent to ’60’s sci-fi great Robert Heinlein. He also wrote the introduction to Stephen Gaskin’s 1999 book, Amazing Dope Tales

Spider Robinson is famous as the punning audacious peer of Douglas Adams and heir apparent to ’60’s sci-fi great Robert Heinlein. Spider is also the literary progenitor of Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon, which is to fictional bars what The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is to, well, restaurants. He also wrote the introduction to Stephen Gaskin’s 1999 book, Amazing Dope Tales. Jeanne Robinson is the more subtly physical of the two Robinsons, no doubt owing to a lifetime of dance. She is the rhythm to Spider’s melody.

View all Amazing Dope Tales lists. Manufacturer: Ronin Publishing Release date: 23 April 1999 ISBN-10 : 1579510108 ISBN-13: 9781579510107.

Hippie spiritual teacher Stephen Gaskin mesmerized flower children weekly at the Family Dog Auditorium in San Francisco when he talked of tripping and taught hippie values during the weekly Monday Night Class. Stephen hosted three outrageous acid tripping parties on top of Mt. Tamp when LSD was still legal on certain government lands. SKU: Paperback Category: Marijuana Books Tags: Amazing, book, Dope, Gaskin, Paperback, Stephen, Tales.

Spider Robinson has published over thirty-five books since 1973, won three Hugos, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell . Like Robinson's other Callahan stories, this tale unfolds at a leisurely pace that contrasts delightfully with the strangeness of the events chronicled

Spider Robinson has published over thirty-five books since 1973, won three Hugos, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell Award, and numerous other international honours. In 2006 he became the first Writer In Residence at Vancouver’s . MacMillan Space Centre, and in 2010 he was named sixth Writer In Residence at the Vancouver Public Library. Like Robinson's other Callahan stories, this tale unfolds at a leisurely pace that contrasts delightfully with the strangeness of the events chronicled. A good choice for sf collections and for series fans.

Stephen Gaskin looks back on the San Francisco scene during the 1960s -- the Summer of Love, the Grateful Dead, and the Merry Pranksters -- and shares his mind-blowing adventures.
Comments: (7)
Bulace
I've got somebody I'd like you to meet. Reader, this is Stephen Gaskin; Stephen, this is Reader.
Stephen Gaskin is, among other things, one of the founders of The Farm (which is about the only big hippie commune that turns out to have been built to last) and an activist for cannabis legalization. He's usually billed as a "hippie spiritual teacher," which means that listening to him has the power to knock your mind loose from your brain.
And that should clue you in that this book -- originally published in 1980 and republished here with a new foreword by Stephen and a new introduction by Spider Robinson -- is _not_, despite its title, about dope. Stephen himself will tell you that dope is just one means among others and that all of this stuff can be approached in other ways. As for dope itself, Alan Watts and Baba Ram Dass used to say that when you've gotten the message, you should hang up the phone.
If you're worried about the drugs, you should be aware that for the most part the only drugs involved here are cannabis and LSD (plus an occasional bit of peyote and one or two others). Moreover, the book includes lots of cautionary tales about bad trips. And it's not _at all_ about (what I regard as) the really dangerous drugs. (These distinctions are important, especially during today's indiscriminate "war on drugs." Being "anti-drug" is roughly equivalent to being "pro-food.")
So what _is_ the book about? It's about consciousness and religion and getting telepathic, and it's about some things that happened during some of Stephen's trips that hipped him to all of that stuff. More prosaically, it's a transcription of some oral history about the late '60s as delivered in Stephen's unique voice.
You'll like Stephen. And I wasn't kidding when I said he can knock your mind loose from your brain.
The _way_ he tells his stories is as important as the stories themselves. You can read a couple of sample pages and see what I mean; the whole book is like that. He talks from inside the experiences he describes, and these transcriptions make them real for you too, just as if he were sitting there talking to you. He's also pretty self-critical in what he makes of these experiences; pay close attention to his opinions about how hallucinations work and in what sense(s) they may be "real."
Anyway, when you read one of his amazing dope tales, you may find that you've picked up a contact high from Stephen and that you, too, can sometimes see the subconscious on people. If enough of us did this sort of vicarious tripping, it might help us to get telepathic even without taking dope ourselves. That would be a good thing, wouldn't it?
If (like me) you're also a Spider Robinson fan, you'll enjoy his short introduction, which deals with both the significance and the failures of hippie ideals. (Stephen has shown up, sometimes disguised, in several of Spider's books.) And vice versa: if you like this book, you'll probably enjoy Spider's fiction as well.
Yggfyn
I wrote the introduction to this book, which gives my reaction more eloquently than I could even approximate here. I miss Stephen Gaskin every single day. As he himself once said of Suzuki Roshi, it used to make me feel good to be able to say I knew where an honest man lived.
tamada
old history, certainly opens a window on Stephen's thinking and development
Vutaur
This is a collection of true stories from Stephen's trippin' days during the early days of the Haight. Some stories are one page and others are several pages. Not all these stories are amazing, but some are. If you think of this book as a look into the lifestyle of Hippies during the formative days of the Haight (era '65-69) then you will probably like this. If your expecting to hear amazing stories about talking to a tree and learning quantum physics, or having magic telekinetic powers then you will be let down.

I love Stephen's other books. This one is just okay.
Saithinin
Reading this book is guaranteed to give you acid flashbacks if you ever had the experience, and if not, you may find yourself in the experience without having to be on a drug. It contains great insights into human nature and behavior.
Ka
a wildly fun and entertaining romp through some of the more interesting corridors of mind. Well worth the trip!
SoSok
First off, this book's not even by Spider. I'm not vertain why he lent his name to it, much less wrote the introduction. The book itself is a loosely connected series of ramblings of a proto-typical dope-fiend from the 60's San Francisco scene. It's a bit trippy, and even mildly insightful once is a while, but was certainly not worth picking up if you're expecting anything like the quality of writing and storytelling that Spider Robinson imparts to all of _his_ works.
Amigo-I too/also think the "truth" can be agreed on. Give Thanks 4/that! And I have allways remembered that version of Monday PM class that had that "dose"--Initials taken OUT! I'm not 2/sure I wanna know anything about DMT-but I'm gettin vexed with all the food gettin dosed with canola oil. It's 2/close to mustard gas in your "lower". Kinda freightening the way square world stuffs your gut to weaken you-that just can't be defended. BRO.{OUT!}
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