Category: 1971 – 2000

Storming Heaven

Storming Heaven by Jay Stevens

Originally published in 1987 ‘Storming Heaven – LSD and the American Dream’ by Jay Stevens is one of a number of heavyweight histories of LSD and American culture. The narrative non-fiction format makes the text very entertaining and, whilst not stinting on the details, it provides the reader with a...

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PiHKAL By Alexander & Ann Shulgin

Originally published in 1991 ‘PiHKAL –A Chemical Love Story’ by Alexander and Ann Shulgin is one of the finest examples of psychedelic literature to have graced the printers. A combination of science, romance, insight, history and travel; of trip reports, biography, friendship and culture. The book is an exemplary blend...

Tripping by Charles Hayes

Tripping by Charles Hayes (Ed)

Originally published in 2000 ‘Tripping: An anthology of true-life psychedelic adventures’ is a selection of personal accounts, collected and edited by Charles Hayes, of the psychedelic experience. It also includes an extensive interview with Terence McKenna, visionary art from Alex Grey and a extended bibliography and resource list. Tripping is,...

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Wildest Dreams: An Anthology of Drug-Related Literature by Richard Rudgley (Ed)

Originally published in 1999, compiled and edited by Richard Rudgley, ‘Wildest Dreams – An anthology of drug-related literature’ is nothing if not comprehensive. Ranging from the second to the twentieth century A.D. ‘Wildest Dreams’ is a grand tour of the human relationship with drugs, through the medium of literature. Richard...

The Drug User

The Drug User by John Strausbaugh (Ed)

Printed in 1991, ‘The Drug User: Documents 1840-1960’ is an anthology of drug-related literature that dates from before the beginnings of the psychedelic counterculture movement. Edited by John Strausbaugh and Donald Blaise, with a forward by William S. Burroughs, ‘The Drug User’ is filled with a literary flair so often...

LSD Doorway to the Numinous by Stanislav grog

LSD – Doorway to the Numinous By Stanislav Grof

First published in 1975 under the title ‘Realms of the human unconscious’, this 2nd edition entitled ‘LSD – Doorway to the Numinous’ chronicles 17 years of investigation by researcher and psychiatrist Stanislav Grof into LSD. The book has become one of the central texts in the psychedelic corpus. Stanislav Grof...

The Archaic Revival

The Archaic Revival By Terence McKenna

‘The Archaic Revival’ was originally published in 1991. The book is a collection of articles, essays and interviews with psychonaut Terence McKenna, which he describes as “my explorer’s notepad, my journey of travel through time and ideological space. It stretches from the prehistoric veldt of Africa to the unimaginable world...

Writing on Drugs by Sadie Plant

Writing on Drugs By Sadie Plant

‘Writing on Drugs’ by Sadie Plant was originally published in 1999. The book is a dense examination on how drugs have influenced contemporary culture through the medium of literature. She uses a wide variety of sources and employs several post-structuralist theorists in her technique. Barthes’ ‘death of the author’ is...

DMT The Spirit Molecule

DMT The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman

Originally published in 2000 ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule’, by Rick Strassman, has quickly become one of the leading books in psychedelic literature. Strassman presents a genuine attempt to tie up the esoteric and the scientific in a manner perhaps unrivalled in the genre. Powerfully written, the book contains elements of...

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