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Mystery School in Hyper Space

Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT by Graham St John

Graham St John’s Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT was first published in 2015 by Evolver Editions. The book joins other cultural histories centred on particular psychoactive substances, such as Shroom (2006) by Andy Letcher, Storming Heaven (1987) by Jay Stevens, and Albion Dreaming (2008) by Andy...

The Hashish Club

The Hashish Club Vol.1 & 2 by Peter Haining

Originally published in two volumes in 1975 ‘The Hashish Club: An Anthology of Drug Literature’ is compiled and edited by Peter Haines. Volume one looks at the founding of the modern tradition of pharmacography, from Coleridge to Crowley, while the second looks at the psychedelic era, Huxley to Lennon. This...

The Man who Turned on the World

The Man who Turned on the World by Michael Hollingshead

Originally published in 1973 ‘The Man who Turned on the World’ by Michael Hollingshead recounts the author’s involvement in the psychedelic movement of the 1960s. Having been told by Aldous Huxley to talk with Timothy Leary, and having subsequently given Leary his first LSD trip, Hollingshead’s notoriety was assured. The...

White Hand Society

White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg by Peter Conners

Originally published by City Lights in 2010 ‘White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg’ is authored by Peter Conners. The book takes a refreshing look at psychedelia’s most culturally potent point of history to date. Conners has previously published a memoir entitled ‘Growing up Dead:...

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The Harvard Psychedelic Club By Don Lattin

Originally published in 2010 ‘The Harvard Psychedelic Club’ by Don Lattin is a work of narrative non-fiction. It biographically examines the lives of four men, involved in various ways with what was originally called the Harvard Psilocybin Project. Based on interviews with the surviving members and written accounts, Lattin’s book...

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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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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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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...

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Birth of a Psychedelic Culture

Originally published in 2010 ‘Birth of a Psychedelic Culture – Conversations about Leary, the Harvard experiment, Millbrook and the Sixties’ is a fascinating insight into the early years of the Western social phenomena, known as psychedelia. Its multifaceted approach produces a wonderfully rounded examination of life within the burgeoning psychedelic...

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