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Inner Paths to Outer Space

Inner Paths to Outer Space by Rick Strassman et al

This literary review was written by, and is reproduced here with the expressed permission of, Dr. David Luke. Originally appeared as: Luke, D. P. (2008). Inner paths to outer space: Journeys to alien worlds through psychedelics and other spiritual technologies, by Rick Strassman et al. [book review]. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

  ‘Confessions of an English Opium-Eater’ by Thomas De Quincey was first published, anonymously, in two parts by the London Magazine in 1821. The following year it appeared as a novel and has been regularly reprinted ever since. This literary review is written from the Penguin Classics (2003) edition; ‘Confessions...

Salvia Divinorum

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...


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...


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...

Andy Letcher, author of Shroom

Interview: Andy Letcher

Andy Letcher is a writer of non-fiction, specifically psychedelics, paganism, shamanism and evolution, a lecturer and a folk musician. He is the author of ‘Shroom – A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom’, an evidence-based research project examining human relationships with psilocybin and Amanita mushrooms. He’s also had an academic...

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