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Best Books On Psychedelics

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Best Books On Psychedelics
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How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Michael Pollan - 2019-05-14 (first published in 2018)
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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how LS...
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The Doors of Perception
Heaven and Hell (Thinking Classics)
Aldous Huxley - 2011-04-22 (first published in 1956)
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In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. Huxley described his experience in 'The Doors of Perception' and its sequel 'Heaven and Hell'....
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The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide
Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys
James Fadiman - 2011-05-18
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Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use - Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide - Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving - Reveals how...
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The Spirit Molecule
Rick Strassman - 2001-01-01
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A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death & Mystical Experiences.A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT: A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research.From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted US DEA-approved clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 vol...
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LSD My Problem Child
Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science
Albert Hofmann - 2009-03-01 (first published in 1979)
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This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSD's path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition. We follow Dr. Hofmann's trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other...
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A Really Good Day
How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life
Ayelet Waldman - 2017-01-10
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A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her m...
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The Psychedelic Experience
A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Citadel Underground)
Timothy Leary - 2000-10-01 (first published in 1964)
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This manual uses material from The Tibetan Book of the Dead for this preparation. The authors also make an important contribution to the interpretation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. They show that it is concerned not with the dead, but with the living. The last section of the manual provides instructions for an actual psychedelic session, under ...
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Food of the Gods
The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Terence Mckenna - 1993-01-01 (first published in 1992)
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A Radical History of Plants, Drugs & Human EvolutionFor the first time in paperback, the counterculture manifesto on mind-altering drugs & hallucinogens. Illustrated. A Radical History of Plants, Drugs & Human EvolutionFor the first time in paperback, the counterculture manifesto on mind-altering drugs & hallucinogens. Illustrated. ...more...
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Joe Rogan
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True Hallucinations
Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise
Terence McKenna - 1994-04-22 (first published in 1993)
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Like a lovely psychedelic sophist, McKenna recounts his adventures with psychoactive plants in the Amazon Basin. Either a profoundly psychotic episode or a galvanizing glimpse into the true nature of time & mind, McKenna is a spellbinding storyteller, providing plenty of down-to-earth reasons for preserving the planet.Preface1 The Call of the Secre...
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Tom Wolfe - 2008-08-19 (first published in 1968)
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They say if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. But, fortunately, Tom Wolfe was there, notebook in hand, politely declining LSD while Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters fomented revolution, turning America on to a dangerously playful way of thinking as their Day-Glo conveyance, Further, made the most influential bus ride since Rosa Parks's. B...
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Tim O’Reilly
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Sacred Knowledge
William Richards - 2015-12-08
Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
The Long Trip by Paul Devereux
Plants of the Gods by Richard Evans Schultes
Acid Test by Tom Shroder
The Joyous Cosmology by Alan Watts
Psychedelic Medicine by Dr. Richard Louis Miller
Trip by Tao Lin
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc
Consciousness Medicine by Françoise Bourzat
The Fellowship of the River by Joseph Tafur
Acid Dreams by Martin A. Lee
Realms of the Human Unconscious by Stanislav Grof
LSD Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof
The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo by Howard G. Charing
Listening to Ayahuasca by Rachel Harris
Singing to the Plants by Stephan V. Beyer
LSD by Stanislav Grof
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Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion by Michelle Janikian
The Secret Chief Revealed by Myron J. Stolaroff
The Genesis Generation by Lorenzo Hagerty
Psychedelic Healing by Neal M. Goldsmith
The Shaman and Ayahuasca by Don Jose Campos
The Psychedelic Future of the Mind by Thomas B. Roberts
The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible by K Mandrake
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World by Paul Stamets
Good Chemistry by Julie Holland
The Invisible Landscape by Terence McKenna
Microdosing Psychedelics by Paul Austin
DMT and the Soul of Prophecy by Rick Strassman