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.
Category: Psychedelic Book Review
This is an indispensable book about the various dosage regimens of LSD and what happens under them, helping you better understand your own microdosing experiences, and includes a scientific history of microdose LSD testing.
The Acid Nightmare (1967) by ME Chaber (Kendell Foster Crossen) is a mystery/crime novel. When someone is murdered during an acid party, Johnny Blake can’t be sure whether it was him or not – even though the gun was in his hand.
Traveling High & Tripping Hard is a memoir by Joseph Davida (pseudonym) that navigates the author’s drug experiences, world travels and familial relationships, set against the backdrop of a quickly changing world.
Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances by Cody Johnson
Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances is a beguiling jewelry box of a book by Cody Johnson, the Boston-based blogger behind Psychedelic Frontier.
Walking Backwards, or, The Magical Art of Psychedelic Psychogeography by Greg Humphries & Julian Vayne
Greg Humphries and Julian Vayne’s Walking Backwards, or, The Magical Art of Psychedelic Psychogeography explores mythology and meaning in the countryside of Albion.
The Traveling Nobody unerringly maintains a voice that resounds with possibility and wonder. The free-flow of this novel’s psychonautic passion through its steadfast “hero’s journey” structure translates, ultimately, into a thought-provoking and pleasurable read.
Dismantling counter arguments as effortlessly as he would a rifle, Seymour’s greatest achievement in Psychedelic Marine is the watertight case he builds for recognizing the medicinal value of psychedelic experiences – potentially powerful agents of psychological healing.
In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.
Heads, as a biography of psychedelic America, is in some respects a history of American culture’s entwining with LSD, and in another a kind of frank love note to the bearers of this culture.