Category: Psychedelic Book Review

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,...

Plant Intoxicants by Baron Ernst von Bibra

Originally published in Germany, in 1855, under the title ‘Die Narkotischen Genuβmittel und der Mensch’, this edition of Baron Ernst von Bibra’s ‘Plant Intoxicants’ was published in 1995 by Healing Arts Press. The book is a pioneering study of psychoactive...

Cultural Ecstasies by Ilana Mountain

Originally published in hardback in 2012 ‘Cultural Ecstasies: Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary’ is written by Ilana Mountain. This review is written from the 2013 softback edition. Mountain is an Honorary Research Fellow and a member of the Discourse...

Altered State by Matthew Collin

Originally published in 1997, this review of ‘Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House’ by Matthew Collin, with contributions by John Godfrey, is from the 1998 updated second edition. Detailing the growth of ecstasy culture in the...

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