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 ;

Enemies:

Organizations:

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_DeQuincy; read him here - http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a797 ; or listen to him here - http://librivox.org/author/4347 ; http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/heroin-addictions-fraught-history/284001/ ;