Category: 2001 – 2010

Fishers of Men by Adam Elenbaas

Fishers of Men by Adam Elenbaas

Originally published in 2010, the autobiographical ‘Fishers of Men – The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest’ by Adam Elenbaas tells the story the author’s journey of coming to terms with his self, against the backdrop of shamanic, ayahuasca exploration. Elenbaas has graduate training in creative writing and is a...

White Hand Society

White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg by Peter Conners

Originally published by City Lights in 2010 ‘White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg’ is authored by Peter Conners. The book takes a refreshing look at psychedelia’s most culturally potent point of history to date. Conners has previously published a memoir entitled ‘Growing up Dead:...

The Pot Book

The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis by Julie Holland (Ed.)

Originally published in 2010 ‘The Pot Book: A complete guide to cannabis, its role in medicine, politics, science, and culture’ is a collection of articles, essays and interviews edited by Julie Holland. A psychiatrist specialising in psychopharmacology, Holland has previously edited ‘Ecstasy: The Complete Guide’ and written the bestseller ‘Weekends...

LSD, Spirituality and the Creative Process

LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process by Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Oscar Janiger

Originally published in 2003 ‘LSD, Spirituality and the Creative Process’ is essentially an examination of the subjective effects of Lysergic acid diethylamide, primarily in light of the LSD research conducted by Dr. Oscar Janiger. Written by Marlene Dobkin de Rios, the text is partially derived from a series of interviews...

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High Society by Mike Jay

‘High Society – Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture’ by Mike Jay is due to be published on November 8th 2010.  Produced in conjunction with the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of the same name (November 11th – February 2011) in London, the book is an enthralling mixture of text and image that...

The Road of Excess by Maruc Boon

The Road of Excess by Marcus Boon

Originally published in 2002 ‘The Road of Excess – A History of Writers on Drugs’ by Marcus Boon explores what he describes as the age-old relationship between literature and drugs. As a comprehensive survey of drug literature, the text is both an entertaining read and an invaluable well of source...

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Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil

Originally published in 2010 ‘Ayahuasca, Ritual and Religion in Brazil’ is a collection of essays and articles, edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Edward MacRae, on the emergence of ayahuasca-using religious movements in Brazil. Many of the articles are available for the first time in English and as a collection...

Operation Julie by Lyn Ebenezer

Operation Julie by Lyn Ebenezer

Originally published in Welsh, in 2008, ‘Operation Julie’ by Lyn Ebenezer looks at what is arguably the most famous UK police drug operation in history. This English edition was published in 2010 and has the novel advantage of being the first book exclusively on Operation Julie not to be written...

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The Pharmacology of LSD by Hintzen & Passie

Originally published in 2010 ‘The Pharmacology of LSD: A Critical Review’ by Annelie Hintzen and Torsten Passie is an invaluable source of information. A joint publication between The Beckley Foundation Press and the Oxford University Press, it is the first comprehensive review into the pharmacological effects of LSD and comes...

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The Naked Truth About Drugs by Daniel E. Williams

Originally published in 2004 ‘The Naked Truth About Drugs’ by Daniel E. Williams is a retrospective look at the socio-historical place of drugs in U.S. history. Interspersed within the narrative, Daniel entwines episodes from his own life, including his experiences of a variety of drugs and, as a drug user,...

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