The Hasheesh Eater by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

"The Hasheesh Eater" is a 19th-century autobiographical account of the author's experiences with the drug hashish. It provides a detailed, vivid portrayal of the author's hallucinatory visions and altered states of consciousness induced by the substance. The book also delves into the philosophical and religious insights he gleaned from these experiences, offering a unique perspective on the human mind and the nature of reality. Despite the author's eventual renunciation of the drug due to its harmful effects, the book remains a significant work in the literature of drug experience.

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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1857, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 69.0.

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