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Opium: A Journey Through Time
 
 
Author
Colin R. Shearing.
Publisher Mercury Books  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.5 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781904668503
Pages/Publication Date 128/2004
Daedalus Item Code 33498
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Beautifully illustrated with large color photographs and reproductions of art throughout, this book explores human society's troubled relationship with opium over the past five millennia. Named from the ancient Greek word for the sap of the poppy pod (opion), opium in its long history has changed from being seen as a gift from the gods to a scourge of society. Yet both statements are paradoxically true—and there seems little doubt that opium will be there both to cause and help relieve the suffering of humanity when civilization itself comes to an end. A deeply spiritual thinker who attended Theological College in Britain, later joined the theosophical Society in India, and is now a Druid, Colin Shearing offers an intriguing multifaceted view.
 
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