Don Lattin - Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, With a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:00pm
Don Lattin discusses Distilled Spirits: Getting High, Then Sober, With a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk ($29.95), the compelling stories of three men Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson who transformed the landscape of Western religion and spirituality in the twentieth century.

Don Lattin is an award-winning journalist and a reporter covering a wide range of religious figures and movements in the United States. He has written several books, including The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America and Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape our Lives Today.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780520272323
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of California Press - October 18th, 2012

"Distilled Spirits" blends a religion reporter's memoir with the compelling stories of three menAldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilsonwho transformed the landscape of Western religion and spirituality in the twentieth century. Huxley, celebrated author of "Brave New World," ignited a generation that chased utopian dreams and sought enlightenment through psychedelic drugs.