Mark Ferrara’s book issued in paperback with new preface

Sacred Bliss by Mark Ferrara (English) was recently issued in paperback with a new Preface:

Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis is a brief but scholarly history of the role of marijuana within spiritual and religious traditions from ancient India to modern Europe. Ferrara’s basic thesis is that humanity has for millennia used cannabis as an entheogen, or ritual drug, to stimulate what he calls ‘peak experiences’—a term borrowed from psychologist Abraham Maslow that refers to brief moments of sudden spiritual insight. [Ferrara’s message is] warmhearted and inviting.” —WASHINGTON POST