Chemical Ecstasy (1969) by Walter Houston Clark investigates the relationship between psychedelic substances and religion
Category: Psychedelic Book Review
Reviews of books dealing with the history, science, and culture of psychoactive substances.
Ceremonial Chemistry (1974) by Thomas Szasz analyses the prohibition and regulation of drug use, arguing it is a form of psychiatric social control.
Sacred Knowledge is a useful introduction to the concepts and ideas around mysticism, religious experience, and psychedelic substances.
LSD and the Mind of the Universe (2019) by Christopher M Bache is an exploration of the author’s 73 LSD experiences undertaken between 1979 and 1999.
Book review of ‘A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics: Enchanted Citizens’ (2019) by Roger K Green
In ‘The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy: LSD Psychotherapy in America’ (2018), historian Matthew Oram skilfully explores the impact of regulatory models on LSD research.
Gateway Mexico is the first book of the Nighttime Daydreams series by Nathan D Horowitz. A classic trip lit formula that explores peyote, ayahuasca & travel
Confessions of an English DMT-Eater (2019) by Guy Omar is an exploration of the author’s experiences with the powerful psychedelic DMT.
Alien information Theory’s aesthetic presentation and surprising novelty cannot be overstated, qualities that are perhaps themselves symptomatic of the creative powers that psychedelics can bestow.
Mike Jay’s Mescaline manages to balance the challenges of a global outlook with the intricacies of personal experience, along with the difficult dynamics of intercultural imposition.