Dismantling counter arguments as effortlessly as he would a rifle, Seymour’s greatest achievement in Psychedelic Marine is the watertight case he builds for recognizing the medicinal value of psychedelic experiences – potentially powerful agents of psychological healing.
Category: Psychedelic Book Review
In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.
Heads, as a biography of psychedelic America, is in some respects a history of American culture’s entwining with LSD, and in another a kind of frank love note to the bearers of this culture.
Listening to Ayahuasca is a testament to the life-affirmation that can come from working with the medicine. But Rachel Harris does not shy away from delving into the thornier issues incumbent in its aggressively enthusiastic uptake by the West.
Hippie is Gloucestershire-born adventurer Lee Martin’s “metaphysical pseudo-biography”. It is a first-person narrative of Martin’s teenage and adult years, focusing on his experiences of some of the key moments in the hippie cultural phenomenon.
A review of You Are Here: A Biography of a Moment is a review of time and place. We’re at Samhain as I write this, the moon is waxing gibbous and will be full three nights hence and I am...
The last few years has seen a plethora of books that blend personal narrative with the exploration of various aspects of psychedelic drugs. Who Am I, as the title suggests, is one such book. Allowah Lani, a Generation-X yogi from...
Leaf Fielding, member of the legendary ‘Operation Julie’ LSD-manufacturing-and-distribution ring, was busted in 1977 and spent five years in jail, ending his sentence at Leyhill Open Prison. He published his memoir, To Live Outside the Law, in 2011 – a...
The Toad of Dawn is a book by Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa, a Mexican doctor who works with the psychedelic compound 5-MeO-DMT
Rick Strassman makes a very good case that Old Testament accounts of interactions with spiritual entities are a better match for the phenomenology of the DMT experience than Buddhist descriptions of mystical union with something greater