Thomas De Quincey

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Thomas De Quincey AKA Thomas Penson De Quincey

England 1785 – 1859

Comments: writer; Psychedelic drugs; Rosicrucian; Freemason; addiction to laudanum form of opium /heroin;

Teachers: William Wordsworth; Paracelsus;

Students: Edgar Allan Poe; Fitz Hugh Ludlow; Charles Baudelaire; Nikolai Gogol; Arthur Machen; Aleister Crowley; James Hogg; Alethea Hayter; the Bayer drug company; Pearce Bailey, psychiatrist;

Friends: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Charles Lamb; Thomas Hood; Dr. William Osler ;



Author: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821); De Quincey's Writings , in 22 volumes; Historico-Critical Inquiry into the Origins of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons, 1824

Quotes: “Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium” ;

Resources:; read him here - ; or listen to him here - ; ;