Category: Psychedelic Book Review

Beyond the Will of God by David Biddle

Independently and originally published in 2012, David Biddle’s ‘Beyond the Will of God’ is a novel that artfully combines elements of the popular psychedelic movement with the plot distinctions of mysteries and thrillers. Biddle’s first novel, having also written for...

Pharmakon by Michael A. Rinella

Originally published in 2010 ‘Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens’ by Michael A. Rinella is a scholarly exposition of the use and understanding of the pharmakon in ancient Greek culture generally, and in the works of the philosopher Plato...

Psychedelia by Patrick Lundborg

In late 2012, music writer and avid record collector Patrick Lundborg returned with a follow-up to his acclaimed book Acid Archives. This time though, the focus was not exclusively on psychedelic music, but rather psychedelic culture in a general, all...

Peyote Vs. The State by Garrett Epps

Originally published in 2001 under the title ‘To an Unknown God: Religious Freedom on Trial’ by St. Martin’s Press, this 2009 paperback edition is titled ‘Peyote Vs. The State: Religious Freedom on Trial’ and is published by the University of...

Darwin’s Pharmacy by Richard M. Doyle

Published in 2011 by the University of Washington Press, ‘Darwin’s Pharmacy’ is written by Professor of English, science, technology and society, at Pennsylvania State University, Richard M. Doyle. It is an analysis of the bond between psychotropic literature and human...

Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc

Originally published in 2009 ‘Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad’ is written by James Oroc. Oroc is a journalist, photographer and artist who has been a member of the Burning Man community since 1999. His work has dealt...

The Peyote Road by Thomas C. Maroukis

Originally published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2010, the paperback edition of ‘The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church’ by Thomas C. Maroukis came out in 2012. Maroukis, Professor of History at Capital University, Columbus,...

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