Hello beautiful spirits! Wondering what everyone’s favorite books are about psychedelics or psychedelic medicine? Let’s get some reading recs going for this time! One of my favorites is “Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism”!
not really psychedelic but i love “the power of now” by eckhart tolle
Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley… so cool to see people talking about this even in the 50s!
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
I’ve been meaning to read Tao Lin’s book Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change. If anyone has read it let me know how it is!
Also Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
In no particular order:
Wizard of the Upper Amazon, by F. Bruce Lamb
The Center of the Cyclone, by John Lilly. John invented the sensory deprivation (flotation) tank. This is the autobiography of him tripping on LSD while in the tank, which did little for his standing in the scientific community, but we benefit.
The autobiography of Timothy Leary
And of course, the Don Juan series by Carlos Castaneda, even though Don Juan told Carlos that serious sorcery was always conducted in sober consciousness. The power plants were only necessary to shake loose the certainty of his world view.
Be Here Now, by Richard Alpert, a contemporary of Timothy Leary
Incidentally, none of these is solely about the use of hallucinogenics, but rather about life transformations by the use thereof.