Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 - spiritual uses of MDMA in traditional religionfrom the Newsletter of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies MAPS - Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 spiritual uses of MDMA in traditional religion Nicholas Saunders Nicholas Saunders 14 Neals Yard London WC2H 9DP England firstname.lastname@example.org Most spiritual teachers are strongly against the use of any drug. However, there are a number of teachers who do believe in the value of MDMA, both for their own personal enlightenment and for teaching others. I took Bertrand, the Rinzai Zen monk, to a rave party where he took some MDMA - previously he had only taken it while meditating. The rabbi was not only aware that dancing on MDMA could be a spiritual experience, but that mysticism was now more readily available on the dance floor than in churches, mosques or synagogues. Interview with a Benedictine monk Brother Bartholemew is a monk who has used MDMA about 25 times over the past 10 years as an aid to religious experience. [I sent Br. Pari took LSD at university.
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