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Title: Beyond religious freedom: Psychedelics and cognitive liberty
Authors: Walsh, Charlotte
First Published: 1-Aug-2013
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Walsh, C, Beyond religious freedom: Psychedelics and cognitive liberty, 'Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use', Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 211-233
Abstract: This chapter will examine the blurred boundaries between the sacred and the secular when it comes to psychedelic experiences, and the inevitable ensuing arbitrariness involved in protecting some such rituals and not others. It will put forth the argument that there is a need to move beyond simply seeking exemptions from drug prohibition in the name of religious freedom; rather, there should be a broader right to ingest psychedelics as an aspect of cognitive liberty. Cognitive liberty is the right to control one's own consciousness. It is a concept that equates to freedom of thought, a right protected internationally by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and enforceable in Europe through Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
DOI Link: 10.1007/978-3-642-40957-8_11
ISBN: 3642409563
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. All rights reserved.
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