Category: Psychedelic Book Review

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Drugs Without the Hot Air by David Nutt

Originally published in 2012 ‘Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimising The Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs’ is written by David Nutt. Nutt is the Edmond J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London and the chairman of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. This book is a broad...

Varieties of Ecstasy Experience

The Varieties of Ecstasy Experience by Sean Leneghan

Originally published in 2011 ‘The Varieties of Ecstasy Experience: An Exploration of Person, Mind and Body in Sydney’s Club Culture’ was written by Dr. Sean Leneghan. Leneghan gained his PhD, in Anthropology, from the University of Sydney in 2010; his interest areas include phenomenological anthropology, psychedelic research and altered states...

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Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds by Scott Teitsworth

Originally published in 2012 ‘Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychedelic Guide’ was written by Scott Teitsworth. Teitsworth is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science, under the tutelage of Nitya Chaitanya Yati, himself a disciple of Nataraja Guru, and has edited numerous works...

History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

Originally published in 2010 ‘A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age’ by Toby Seddon examines the proliferation of drug law over the past 200 years in Britain. Seddon is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, where he is also...

Entheogens and the Future of Religion

Entheogens and the Future of Religion by Robert Forte (Ed)

Originally published in 1997 by the Council on Spiritual Practices (CSP), this new edition of ‘Entheogens and the Future of Religion’ (2012) comes in the wake of other republished CSP editions, including ‘Spiritual Growth with Entheogens’ (2012). This collection of essays was edited by Robert Forte; a former student of...

A Greater Monster

A Greater Monster by David David Katzman

Originally published in 2011 ‘A Greater Monster’ is the second novel by Chicago author David David Katzman; his first being ‘Death by Zamboni’. The book’s blurb describes it as “Innovative and astonishing… [breathing] new life into the possibilities of fiction” and, without doubt, the novel lives up to this description:...

Spiritual Growth with Entheogens

Spiritual Growth with Entheogens by Thomas B. Roberts (Ed)

Originally published in 2001 under the title ‘Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion’ this 2012 edition, titled ‘Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation’ has been issued by Park Street Press. Its editor, Thomas B. Roberts, is professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University and a former visiting...

Are You Experienced?

Are you Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art by Ken Johnson

Originally published in 2011 ‘Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art’ by Ken Johnson is an examination of art since the 1960s. Complete with images and discussion, the book attempts to identify a psychedelic dimension in certain artists and art movements that have arisen since the heyday of...

The Alchemy of Culture

The Alchemy of Culture by Richard Rudgley

Originally published in 1993 ‘The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society’ by Richard Rudgley examines the cultural use of drugs from across both time and the globe. The book was the winner of the British Museum Press Prometheus Award. Rudgley has written or edited a number of books concerning drugs,...

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Artificial Paradises by Mike Jay (Ed)

Originally published in 1999 ‘Artificial Paradises’ is a collection of passages from across the far-reaching genre of drug literature and was collated and edited by Mike Jay. Jay is one Britain’s leading drug writers and his works include ‘Blue Tide’, ‘Emperors of Dreams’ and, more recently, ‘The Atmosphere of Heaven’...

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