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PiHKAL By Alexander & Ann Shulgin

Originally published in 1991 ‘PiHKAL –A Chemical Love Story’ by Alexander and Ann Shulgin is one of the finest examples of psychedelic literature to have graced the printers. A combination of science, romance, insight, history and travel; of trip reports, biography, friendship and culture. The book is an exemplary blend...

Psychedelic Optical Visionary Art

Psychedelic Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s

Originally published in 2010 ‘Psychedelic – Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s’ is a visual history of the ‘psychedelic sensibility.’ Three essays, by the book’s editor David S. Rubin, Robert C. Morgan and Daniel Pinchbeck, introduce and frame the diverse selection of paintings, mixed-media and new media works, within...

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Being Human by Martin W. Ball

Originally published in 2009 ‘Being human – An Entheological Guide to God, Evolution and the Fractal Energetic Nature of Reality’ is an attempt at explaining and guiding one through the fundamentals of reality. The author, Martin W. Ball, describes the text as being a treatise for the ‘radical non-dualism of the...

The Mad Artist by Roger Keen

The Mad Artist by Roger Keen

Published in 2010 ‘The Mad Artist – Psychonautic adventures in the 1970s’ is a novelistic memoir by Roger Keen. Set between 1975 and 1979, the book explores his experiences of psychedelic awakenings – trials and tribulations – against the backdrop of his time at art college. The book manages to combine...

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Salvia Divinorum by J. D. Arthur

‘Salvia divinorum – Doorway to thought-free awareness’ was originally published in 2008 under the title ‘Peopled Darkness – Perceptual Transformation through Salvia divinorum.’ Now republished in 2010 by Inner Traditions, James D. Arthur’s bibliographic journey with the ‘Diviner’s Sage’ is both engaging and informative; examining the salviaic experience with a...

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The Politics of Ecstasy By Timothy Leary

Originally published in 1968 ‘The Politics of Ecstasy’ is a collection of essays by, and interviews with, psychedelic troubadour Timothy Leary. The book contains Leary’s central ideas for the Sixties psychedelic revolution; both social and scientific. Arguably less well received than ‘The Psychedelic Experience’, it is in fact a much...

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Ayahuasca Reader by Luis Eduardo Luna & Steven F. White (Ed)

Originally published in 2000 ‘Ayahuasca Reader – Encounters with the Amazon’s sacred vine’ is one of the finest selections of drug writing currently available on the market. Edited by Luis Eduardo Luna and Steven F. White, the reader manages to skillfully portray the ayahuasca experience in all its many dimensions. Popular interest...

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Hallucinogens A Reader by Charles S. Grob (Ed)

Originally published in 2002 ‘Hallucinogens: A reader’ is a collection of psychedelic texts edited by Charles Grob, M.D. and includes contributions from such notables as Ralph Metzner and Terence McKenna. It covers a wide range of topics like society, shamanism and research and manages to avoid the pitfalls of being...

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Sacred Mushroom of Visions Teonanácatl by Ralph Metzner (Ed)

Originally published in 2004 ‘Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanácatl’ is a relatively comprehensive sourcebook on the psilocybin mushroom. The book is edited by Ralph Metzner, who’s history with the psychedelic movement dates back to the Harvard Psilocybin Project. It contains contributions from a wide range of individuals and contains elements...

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