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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...

The Seven Sisters of Sleep by Mordecai Cooke

The Seven Sisters of Sleep by Mordecai Cooke

Originally published in 1860 ‘The Seven Sisters of Sleep’ is a classic of Western drug literature. In over a hundred years, with no reprints until the end of the 20th century, the transformation in the importance of Mordecai Cooke’s book is exceptional. Titled in its first edition with a ‘popular history...

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Psychedelic Prayers By Timothy Leary

Originally published in 1966, ‘Psychedelic Prayers after the Tao Te Ching’ by Timothy Leary is a work of textual interpretation, an exercise in creativity and an attempt to illuminate and guide the psychedelic experience through the lens of an ancient text. The cover drawing, a psychedelic, red horse motif, is illustrated...

Tripping by Charles Hayes

Tripping by Charles Hayes (Ed)

Originally published in 2000 ‘Tripping: An anthology of true-life psychedelic adventures’ is a selection of personal accounts, collected and edited by Charles Hayes, of the psychedelic experience. It also includes an extensive interview with Terence McKenna, visionary art from Alex Grey and a extended bibliography and resource list. Tripping is,...

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Originally published in 2008 ‘Inner Paths to Outer Space’ is a collaborative project between Rick Strassman M.D., Slawek Wojtowicz M.D., Luis Eduardo Luna Ph.D. and Ede Frecska M.D.. Through a series of scientific explanations, first-hand psychedelic accounts and the development of hypotheses therein, the four authors offer a broad argument...

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