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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The first word of the reply eager a period sufficient for the action of a drama; the last left me in complete ignorance of any point far enough back in the past to date the commencement of the sentence.

Read more Read less. I could not doubt it. Then he stopped, and reported his experiences at inordinate length. The thought struck me, Might not this rapidity of circulation be, after all, imaginary? The Hasheesh Eater is an autobiographical book by Fitz Hugh Ludlow describing the author’s altered states of consciousness and philosophical flights of fancy while he was using a cannabis extract.

I was sitting in it at a distance of hardly three feet from the centre-table around which the members of the family were grouped. Victor rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Through every thinnest corporeal tissue and minutest vein I could trace the circulation of the blood along each inch of its progress. Books by Fitz Hugh Ludlow.

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Gradually, by five grains at a time, I increased the dose to thirty grains, which I took one evening half an hour after tea. For a while this hum seemed to resound through all space. You may think that hashish is one of the milder hallucinogens, but not when eaten in the quantities that Fitz Hugh Ludlow consumed! If the disembodied ever return to hover over the hearth-stone which once had a seat for them, they look upon their friends as I then looked upon mine.


Upon its closure, it was acquired by Julio Santo Domingo, substantially bolstering 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.

My sensations began to be terrific — not from any pain that I felt, but from the tremendous mystery of all around me and within me. With helpful annotations guiding readers through the text’s richly allusive qualities and abundance of references, this edition is ideal for classroom use as well as for general readers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I determined to find out. Kimi rated it really liked it May 01, With The hasheesh eaterLudlow followed in the footsteps of Thomas de Quincey, whose Confessions of an English opium-eater pioneered drug and addiction literature in the English-speaking world.

Thanks for telling us about the eateg. Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements. Ludlow was a writer of poetry, essays, travel literature, and this book on his experiences with hasheesh. Views Read Edit View history.

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The Hasheesh Eater by Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1857)

He died at age 34 of consumption and opium addiction, begging his public to see his story as a cautionary tale, and authorities to treat drug addiction as an illness. Inshortly after the federal government cracked down on marijuana, the prohibitionist warning was carried in the book Marihuana: Now for the first time I experienced that vast change which hasheesh makes in all measurements of time. In December a young American, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, of Poughkeepsie, New York, published an account of his own marijuana-eating experiences in Putnam’s Magazine, which he then expanded to pages in The Hasheesh Eater, a book published by Harper and Brothers the following year.


A complete mental and physical invigorator. I approached the shelves, that I might take them in review. There is a wonderful charm to his free-spirited, pseudoscientific openness as he makes his way into the shifting dunescapes of the world of hashish. Oct 13, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Buy the selected items together This item: Sep 10, Tom Quinn rated it liked it.

Jari rated it liked it Apr 15, Yet hasheesh must be forborne; we have no right to succeed to the inheritance till we come of age. Suddenly, out of a blank wall at my side a muffled figure stepped into the path before me.

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.

A shock, as of some unimagined vital force, shoots without warning through my entire frame, leaping to hashedsh fingers’ ends, piercing my brain, startling me till I almost spring from my chair. I threw it off and pushed him away.

The hasheesh eater : being passages from the life of a Pythagorean

Michael rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Gradually, by five grains at a time, I increased the dose to thirty grains, which I took one evening half an hour after tea. No pain any where — not a twinge in any fibre — yet a cloud of unutterable strangeness was settling upon me, and wrapping me impenetrably in from all that was natural or familiar.

I was bursting with an uncontrollable life; I strode with the thews of a giant.