From the polite ritual of the cultivated tea-drinker to the dark urge to violence: an impressive case history of Thea chinensis.
Joy, companionship, and refinement are the pleasant aspects of Thea, but there is also an opposite and much darker side: the tendency to violence. The case history in this article shows how treatment with Thea can resolve these typically negative thoughts and impulses. Further themes of this commonplace drug are uncertainty, anxiety about having done something wrong, the familiar feeling from other drugs of being unloved and abandoned, increased irritability, envy and malice, and a pronounced coldness both physically and mentally.
KEY CONCEPTS: Malice, energy, violence, coldness, irritability, sexuality, stimulants, Thea, tea, betrayal