Category: Psychedelic Book Review

Cactus of Mystery

Cactus of Mystery by Ross Heaven

Originally published in 2013 ‘Cactus of Mystery: The Shamanic Power of the Peruvian San Pedro Cactus’ is written by Ross Heaven, with additional contributions from David Luke, Eve Bruce, Morgan Maher and others. Heaven is a psychologist, healer and workshop facilitator. He has authored more than ten books, including ‘Plant...

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The New Science of Psychedelics by David Jay Brown

Originally published in 2013 ‘The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality’ is written by David Jay Brown. Brown is a writer who has previously penned the science-fiction novels ‘Brainchild’ and ‘Virus: The Alien Strain,’ but who is more widely known for his interview books,...

Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia by Nicolas Langlitz

Originally published in 2013 ‘Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain’ is written by Nicolas Langlitz. Langlitz is an anthropologist and is currently Assistant Research Professor at the New School for Social Research. He has previously authored ‘Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse: Lacan und das Problem...

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LSD and the Divine Scientist by Albert Hofmann

Originally published in 2011 under the title ‘Tun und Lassen: Essays, Gedaken und Gedichte,’ this Park Street Press edition of Albert Hofmann’s ‘LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann’ was released in 2013. Hofmann was a world-renowned scientist who first synthesized and discovered the...

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The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss by Dennis McKenna

In the autumn of 2012, ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna’s ‘The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss – My Life with Terence McKenna’ was published to an audience of dedicated fans of the late writer, lecturer and ”psychedelic bard”. Twelve years after his death and close to the much discussed end date of...

Jaguar that Roams the Mind by Robert Tindall

The Jaguar that Roams the Mind by Robert Tindall

Originally published in 2008 ‘The Jaguar that Roams the Mind: An Amazonian Plant Spirit Odyssey’ is written by Robert Tindall, with a foreword by Mark J. Plotkin. Tindall is a writer and classical guitarist and has also recently authored ‘The Shamanic Odyssey’. I was already partly acquainted with Robert Tindall’s...

Peyote Hunt

Peyote Hunt by Barbara G. Myerhoff

In 1966, American anthropologists Barbara G. Myerhoff (1935-1985) and Peter T. Furst, set out on a peyote pilgrimage together with a small group of Huichol Indians, led by a shaman named Ramón Medina Silva. Their destination was Wirikuta in the mountains of central Mexico, which the Huichols believe to be...

Erin by Robert Dickins

Erin by Robert Dickins

Rob Dickins is well known as a guru of psychedelia and an avid participant in the British festival scene and here, in his first novella, he blends the two ingredients in a startlingly original and creative fusion. Erin takes place over the span of the Solpsycle Gathering; a medium-scale festival...

Drugs and Theatre

Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England by Tanya Pollard

Originally published in 2005 ‘Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England’ is written by Tanya Pollard; review from the hardback 2008 Oxford University Press issue. This scholarly work is an exposition of the role of drugs in the theatre of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. At the time...

Margaret Kreig - Green Medicine

Green Medicine by Margaret B. Kreig

Originally published in 1964 ‘Green Medicine: The Search for Plants that Heal…’ is written by Margaret B. Kreig. This review is written from the 1st UK hardback edition, 1965. The book explores humanity’s recent botanical investigations in order to discern new sources of medicinal drugs. Kreig was a journalist and...

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