The Hasheesh Eater has 85 ratings and 11 reviews. Ann said: Written in , this is the granddaddy and (discounting Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) pr. HASHEESH EATER: BEING PASSAGES FROM THE. LIFE OF A PYTHAGOREAN. ‘ “Weave a circle round him thrice,. And close your eyes with holydread. Ludlow became well known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater which was first published in The book was published when Ludlow was.

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Yet hasheesh must be forborne; we have no right to eaterr to the inheritance till we come of age. Quotes from The Hasheesh Eate It was an unconverging vista, whose nearest lamps seemed separated from me by leagues.

She was married to one man, but gave birth to two children from extramarital affairs with two other, separate men. His interest in drugs thus kindled, he made friends with a Poughkeepsie apothecary named Anderson and soon Anderson’s drugstore was his favorite “lounging place. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As mechanically as an automaton I began to reply.

But the way Ludlow writes is so compelling that you don’t really mind another chapter that more or less boils down to “this one time I tripped in the park” or “this one time I tripped at a play”. Endeared faces, well known to me of old, surrounded me, yet they were not with me in my loneliness. Annette McMillan rated it it was ok Dec 28, American romanticist account of the world through hasheesh trips; useful time period study as well as one of the first famous American drug-literature books.

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Suddenly a sublime thought possessed me. You know “that guy” you’ve met at parties who just discovered mushrooms and is really, really keen on telling everybody how spiritual and interconnected and alive he felt on his first drug trip?


Lo, now, that heart became a great fountain, whose jet played upward with loud vibrations, and, striking upon the roof of my skull as on a gigantic dome, fell back with a splash and echo into its reservoir.

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Barnuma kind of Mark Twain on hashish. Since this book is old copyright expired you can read it for free if you google the title online.

The Hasheesh Eater by Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1857)

Ludlow said, “The entire truth of Nature cannot be copied,” so “the artist must select between the major and minor facts of the outer world; that, before he executes, he must pronounce whether he will embody the essential effect, that which steals on the soul and possesses it without painful analysis, or the separate details which belong to the geometrician and destroy the effect.

I never could get down! Plants of the Gods: But it’s not all fun; as the book progresses we start to see some very serious soul-searching from a man who flirts with addiction and self-destruction. He detained me with a bony hand, which pierced my wrist like talons, and, slowly taking down the burden from his own shoulders, laid it upon mine.

His body was covered with dirt and seeds were planted over him. There was one resource left: That moment I would have given all I had or hoped to hashwesh to be as I was hasheexh hours before. The Hasheesh Eater remains Ludlow’s most remembered work. I determined to find out. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Ludlow was a writer of poetry, essays, travel literature, and this book on his experiences with hasheesh. The language is grand and flowery and rich, though the narrative gro You know “that guy” you’ve met at parties who just discovered mushrooms and is really, really keen on telling everybody how spiritual and interconnected and alive he felt on his first drug trip? I float in a trance among the burning choir of the seraphim. I was provoked to think that ezter trial was as fruitless as its predecessors.


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I existed by turns in different places and various states of being. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Return to Book Page. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Hotter and faster came my breath; I seemed to pant like some tremendous engine. Upon its closure, it was acquired by Julio Santo Domingo, substantially hashsesh his own collection on the subject; the merged collections formed the Ludlow Santo Domingo Library, now residing here at Harvard as the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

A soul just disenthralled, setting out for his flight beyond the farthest visible star, could not be more overwhelmed eaher his newly acquired conception of the sublimity eaetr distance than I was at that moment. Ludlow was possibly the most irritating stoner friend ever, as he was wont to call up his buddies at 4AM when too much hashish made him think the devil was about to destroy God.

By this time Ludlow had been rediscovered, both by mainstream researchers into drugs and addiction, and by the growing drug-savvy counterculture. He must have been a busy guy.

The book was later popular in the counter-culture movement of the s. Most importantly, perhaps, he recorded the development of his dependence on cannabis more comprehensively gasheesh astutely than anyone to date.