By Paul Krassner
The items in Pot tales for the Soul are humorous, whimsical, strange, poignant, informational, surprising, and, yeah, soulful. they're approximately love, hate, break out, truth, the magical, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Michelle Phillips, Hunter Thompson, Abbie Hoffman, Wavy Gravy and peanut butter. finally, those tales exhibit the broad, bizarre, and lovely culture of stoners, the place the reefers are mad, the joints are fats, and the thrill lasts for six-and-a-half days.
Mainstream the United States has had an uneasy courting with marijuana. as soon as a criminal substance, the Thirties observed an immense crusade opposed to the "Devil's Harvest" that ended in pot being rendered unlawful. within the Sixties, marijuana turned one of many defining parts of the counterculture ahead of once more being shunted to the sidelines. over the past decade, in spite of the fact that, marijuana has long gone mainstream and has been the subject of seminars, expos, concert events, comedy workouts, video clips, television exhibits, and faculty classes around the country.
Originally released through High Times in 1999, Pot tales for the Soul received the Firecracker replacement publication Award and likewise turned a high quality Paperback ebook membership choice. This brand-new version comprises numerous new essays by way of Paul Krassner, plus his foreword, his afterword, and the evolution of hashish sanity in among.
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The interests he deals with, besides, are usually material. He sees human nature from a specialized standpoint. But the doctor, especially the hospital doctor, sees it bare. Reticences can generally be undermined; very often there are none. Fear for the most part will shatter every defence; even vanity is u nnerved by it. Most p eople have a furious itch to talk about themselves and are restrained only by the disinclination of others to listen. Reserve is an artificial quality that is developed in most of us but as the result of innumerable rebuffs.
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