Hamilton Morris is an American journalist and pharmacological researcher. He is known for his television series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, in which he investigates the chemistry, history, and cultural impact of various psychoactive drugs.
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Fantastic, very well written, very clear, very accessible. – source
An educational drug book. – source
In this remarkable book, Chilean-American psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo takes us on a scientific adventure through his groundbreaking research into new experiential methods of psychotherapy facilitated by psychedelic substances. The Healing Journey reveals these consciousness-expanding compounds to be fascinating therapeutic tools that are now—40 ye...
Claudio Naranjo is amazing. – source
Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the ...
I think it’s one of the best books ever written about psychedelics, neuroscience, and consciousness. – source
A look inside almost half a century of pioneering research in the Amazon and Peru by a noted anthropologist studying hallucinogens, including ayahuasca • Reveals how ayahuasca successfully treats psychological and emotional disorders • Examines adolescent drug use from a cross-cultural perspective • Discusses the deleterious effects of drug tourism...
Marlene Dobkin de Rios wrote a lot about ayahuasca in the ‘80s and maybe even in the late ‘70s. She’s fantastic. – source
in English and Spanish....
For those that are interested in the historical and anthropological aspects of all of this. – source
Proposes this pretty outrageous idea that there really was zombification in Haiti. – source
If you get only one book on the topic of psychoactive plants & compounds, this is it, the most complete reference book, a dense 639 pages covering over 1000 species with the largest bibliography on the subject ever compiled. Everything you ever wanted to know, and much more. Accurate, definitive, and surprisingly entertaining. Foreword by Albert Ho...
Jonathan Ott is great for getting a sort of wide, historical, and scientific view of things. – source
It will tell you almost everything you need to know about psychedelics and drugs, in general. – source
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