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Psychedelic Research

While the use of psychedelic substances dates back to ancient times, research into their effects and uses was effectively shut down until recently. LSD was first discovered in 1943, and a significant interest developed in the potential psychotherapeutic uses of it and other psychedelic drugs; however, with the rise of the 1960s counterculture movement and its adaptation of psychedelics as an act of rebellion against society, the drugs were deemed dangerous, made illegal, and effectively banned from research. Modern researchers are once again delving into their potential benefits in treating a multitude of issues—from anxiety, depression, and PTSD, to brain injury and even the fear of death associated with terminal cancer.

Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca

Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics • Explores the tumultuous history of psychedelic research, the efforts to restore psychedelic therapies, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness • Offers non-techn...

Manifesting Minds: A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality

Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass and others, this one-of-a-kind anthology published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), includes topics such as the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and...

A Graham Hancock Reader: The Divine Spark—Psychedelics, Consciousness, and the Birth of Civilization

In this anthology edited by bestselling author Graham Hancock, 22 writers discuss psychedelics and their myriad connections to consciousness. Travel to South America, the American Southwest, outer space, inner space, and back in time to revisit Pahnke's The Good Friday experiment.

Ayahuasca Healing and Science

This book offers a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various disorders.

Otherworlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience

Scientist and psychonaut David Luke weaves personal experience and scientific research in this comprehensive exploration of chemically mediated extra ordinary human experiences.

The Healing Journey: Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy

This book takes an in-depth look at the spiritual and psychotherapeutic potential of the amphetamine derivatives MDA and MMDA, harmaline (the active compound in ayahuasca), and ibogaine.

Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy

Changing Our Minds is an experiential tour through a social, spiritual and scientific revolution that is redefining our culture’s often-confusing relationship with psychoactive substances.

Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety

Used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of the Amazon rain forest, the mystical brew ayahuasca is now becoming increasingly popular in the West.

The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Appropriation, Integration and Legislation (Vitality of Indigenous Religions)

During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses.

Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness: Conversations with Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, Rick Strassman, Jeremy Narby, Simon Posford, and Others

David Jay Brown explores the future of mind-altering drugs, hallucinogenic plants, and the evolution of human consciousness through interviews with LSD discoverer Albert Hofmann, psychologist Stanislav Grof, DMT researcher Rick Strassman, anthropologist Jeremy Narby, MAPS founder Rick Doblin, ethnob...

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