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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.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most person...

Change Your Brain

This book tells the inside story of Leary's early LSD research at Harvard.

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.

Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision

This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives.

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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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy