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Lady Opium By Aimee Lee, Colin Ingram
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Born from a tide of darker themes, the poems of Aimee Lee and Colin Ingram emerge in a 21st century cataclysm of cultural distrust and revelations, representing varied tones of disturbed, forcible... More > and subversive narratives, amongst a backdrop of opium-cracked surrealistic viewpoints and struggling consciences. This book represents fresh, challenging, psychological journeys through lost denizens of night-time alleyways and forbidden shadows; the weight of the mind exposed to the coercions of an ever changing world. The metaphors themselves elucidate through a rich palette of dreamscapes and conceived torments, of consummations and the shifting transition in an age of a cybernetic overwhelmed society; the rapid shift in technological advancement and lost values: identity, ethnicity, morals and the natural world, and make fresh the perpetual themes of love, fear, abandonment, addictions and of all things, hope. This is an exclusive limited edition and will be retired from print..< Less
Opium Dreams By Klaus Gerken
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The latest book of poems by Klaus J. Gerken
Where the Opium Cactus Grows By Nissa Annakindt
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A collection of free verse, experimental and odd poetry, featuring invisible electron spies, bats out of hell, copycats on the ratlines, and lavender violence performances. Written by a peasant sheep... More > farmer and crazy cat lady from upper Michigan, whose hobbies include world domination, Star Trek fandom, having Asperger Syndrome, and collecting organized crime ties. Author blog:< Less
Religion Is the Opium of the People? Nonsense By Atheism is Wrong
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This short ebook contains a refutation to the common atheist and anti-religionist claim that religion is the opium of the people: a delusion for those who practice it. This ebook examines that claim... More > and concludes in the end that if religion is to be considered opium then so should everything else that distracts us from "real world issues" such as working for a living.< Less
Confessions of an English Opium Eater By Thomas De Quincey
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The Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the... More > Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by De Quincey. The JBJ Books edition of Confessions will take the reader into the magical, yet dangerous world of the pleasures and pains an English Opium Eater.< Less
Weed 101 Magnus Opium By Timothy Mead
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I should, perhaps, explain ‘outcome’ a little better. An ‘outcome’ is a FUTURE STATE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE. And a state is, rather ordinarily, THE WAY THINGS ARE AT... More > A PARTICULAR MOMENT. It can be NARROWED DOWN to refer to OUR ‘state’, our state of ‘mind’ in a manner of speaking; but not ‘mind’ in the usual, misleading, largely made-up and taken-for-granted sense, but in the more ‘childish’ sense of WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE US. Otherwise known as CONSCIOUSNESS. What we are ‘conscious of’. And what it is LIKE to be ‘conscious of’ exactly THAT. Simple, staring you in the face; and at the same time very complex, and JUST TOO FAMILIAR TO REGISTER. We don’t, as it happens, KNOW what it is like to be ‘us’; because we don’t NOTICE what it is like to be US. We are not ‘mindful’. Which brings me back, in passing, to the business (literally, the BUSINESS) of ‘mindfulness’, and how COMPLICATED some people can make it. BEING HERE AND NOTICING. THAT’s what ‘mindfulness’ is ….< Less
Magnus Opium The Whole Schemozzle By Timothy Mead
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This is the first, the essential step. Not the building up. Not the tearing down, apart. But the recognition that our situation is and must be precarious, and the acceptance that we had better be... More > careful. And having said this, not too clearly, everything else that I have said is changed. Before going on, I need to go back, to revisit the themes already blocked out, indicated, because the words now must mean something a little different. They are provisional, open to scrutiny, potentially dangerous, as are all words. So come back with me to wherever it was, somewhere near the beginning, and help me decide what is sense and what is nonsense.< Less
Confessions of English Opium-Eater By Thomas De Quincey
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was the... More > first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822. This is work is a reproduction of the 1823 edition. De Quincey's account is organized into two parts: Part I begins with a notice "To the Reader," to establish the narrative frame. It is followed by the substance of Part I, Preliminary Confessions, devoted to the author's childhood and youth. Part II is split into several sections: A relatively brief introduction, followed by The Pleasures of Opium; Introduction to the Pains of Opium; and The Pains of Opium. Another "Notice to the Reader" attempts to clarify the chronology of the whole.< Less
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater By Thomas De Quincey
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Thomas De Quincy's autobiographical tract Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is an account, you might have guessed, of the author's struggles and glories with opium. Though he was a... More > brilliant and well educated young man, De Quincy - who had left school and was ashamed to ask for help - entered a period of near-homelessness in the dank London streets. This period of destitution resulted in chronic stomach pains, for which he began to take a tincture of opium, or Laudanum, to combat the pain. These Confessions are the result of a decades-long battle with addiction to the drug, divided into two parts: The Pleasures of Opium, and The Pains of Opium.< Less
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater By THOMAS DE QUINCEY
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THOMAS DE QUINCEY Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Thomas de Quincey, scholar, essayist, critic, opium-eater, was born at Manchester on August 15, 1785. A singularly sensitive and imaginative... More > boy, De Quincey rapidly became a brilliant scholar, and at fifteen years of age could speak Greek so fluently as to be able, as one of his masters said, "to harangue an Athenian mob." He wished to go early to Oxford, but his guardians objecting, he ran away at the age of seventeen, and, after wandering in Wales, found his way to London, where he suffered privations that injured his health. The first instalment of his "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" appeared in the "London Magazine" for September 1821. It attracted universal attention both by its subject-matter and style. De Quincey settled in Edinburgh, where most of his literary work was done, and where he died, on December 8, 1859.< Less