Psychedelic Shamanism, Updated Edition

The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants

Author: Jim DeKorne

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583942904

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 9526

Psychedelic Shamanism presents the spiritual and shamanic properties of psychotropic plants and discusses how they can be used to understand the structure of human consciousness. Author Jim DeKorne offers authoritative information about the cultivation, processing, and correct dosages for various psychotropic plant substances including the belladonna alkaloids, d-lysergic acid amide, botanical analogues of LSD, mescaline, ayahuasca, DMT, and psilocybin. Opening with vivid descriptions of the author’s personal experiences with psychedelic drugs, the book describes the parallels that exist among shamanic states of consciousness, the use of psychedelic catalysts, and the hidden structure of the human psyche. DeKorne suggests that psychedelic drugs allow us to examine the shamanic dimensions of reality. This worldview, he says, is ubiquitous across space, time, and culture, with individuals separated by race, distance, and culture routinely describing the same core reality that provides powerful evidence of the dimensional nature of consciousness itself. The book guides the reader through the imaginal realm underlying our awareness, a world in which spiritual entities exist to reconnect us with ourselves, humanity, and our planet. Accurate drawings of plants, including peyote, Salvia divinorum, and San Pedro, enhance the book’s usefulness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Growing the Hallucinogens

How to Cultivate and Harvest Legal Psychoactive Plants

Author: Grubber

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579510949

Category: Gardening

Page: 89

View: 7197

Techniques for cultivation and harvesting hallucinogenic and psychoactive plants. Written in careful detail by an expert horticulturist. This hard to obtain cult classic is once again available. Glossary.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

Author: Rick Strassman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779732

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 7281

A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. • A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. • Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman's volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul's movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence. Strassman also believes that "alien abduction experiences" are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul.

Psychedelic Chemistry

Author: Michael Valentine Smith

Publisher: Ronin Pub

ISBN: 9781579511906

Category: Medical

Page: 194

View: 7261

Out-of-print for years, and impossible to find Psychedelic Chemistry includes Marijuana THC and analogs, magic Mushrooms and other indole trips, mescaline and friends,harmaline and other beta-carbolines, muscimole and other isoxazoles, LSD, Cocaine, miscellaneous psychedelics, literature and chemical information, miscellany on underground laboratories, role of the DEA labs in drug busts . . . and more! Psychedelic Chemistry is the biggest, best and most complete book every written on how to make psychedelic drugs. The most complete book ever written on how to manufacture psychedelic drugs. Requires thorough knowledge of lab techniques in organic chemistry.

Psychedelics Encyclopedia

Author: Peter Stafford

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579511694

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

View: 7169

Traces the history of the use of hallucinogenic drugs and discusses the psychological and physical effects of LSD, marijuana, mescaline, and other drugs.

Peyote and Other Psychoactive Cacti

Author: Adam Gottlieb

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 9781579510978

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 3969

Guide to cultivating peyote and other psychoactive cacti and extracting active properties, including obtaining seeds, growing a variety of cacti, cloning, and grafting, and extracting the maximum output of mescaline and other alkaloids, descriptions of procedures used for extracting mescaline from peyote and San Pedro, and legal aspects prepared by Attorney Richard Glen Boire.

Invisible Marijuana and Psychedelic Mushroom Gardens

Author: Robert Neil Bunch

Publisher: Loompanics Unltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 582

This book is unlike other "grow" books, in that the emphasis is on how to keep your garden hidden. This book reveals the "High in the Sky" system, which the author has found to be foolproof! How to conceal an outdoor marijuana garden from Big Brother's helicopters & other snoops! How to grow psychedelic mushrooms - without being detected! The single best way to foil drug-sniffing dogs! Rules for smuggling dope - & getting away with it! How to prevent both light & heat from escaping from an indoor grow room! How to cheaply obtain all the equipment you will need to start growing - without arousing suspicion! Eye-popping full-color photographs of bud & shrooms grown using the methods detailed in this book! And much, much more! The author says, "People are going to grow & smoke dope, that is all there is to it. I am just providing an easier way to grow that also has the benefit of being risk-free. If you have an invisible marijuana garden, no one can see it. And as you well know, if there is no witness, there is no crime." So get this amazing book today! You will be very glad you did.

Drugs of the Dreaming

Oneirogens: Salvia divinorum and Other Dream-Enhancing Plants

Author: Gianluca Toro,Benjamin Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777454

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 8380

The first comprehensive guide to oneirogens--naturally occurring substances that induce and enhance dreaming • Includes extensive monographs on dream-enhancing substances derived from plant, animal, and human sources • Presents the results of scientific experiments on the effects of using oneirogens • Shows how studies in this area of ethnobotany can yield a scientific understanding of the mysterious mechanism of dreams Oneirogens are plant and animal substances that have long been used to facilitate powerful and productive dreaming. From the beginning of civilization, dreams have guided the inner and outer life of human beings both in relation to each other and to the divine. For centuries shamans have employed oneirogens in finding meaning and healing in their dreams. Drugs of the Dreaming details the properties and actions of these dream allies, establishing ethnobotanical profiles for 35 oneirogens, including those extracted from organic sources--such as Calea zacatechichi (dream herb or “leaf of the god”), Salvia divinorum, and a variety of plants from North and South America and the Pacific used in shamanic practices--as well as synthetically derived oneirogens. They explain the historical use of each oneirogen, its method of action, and what light it sheds on the scientific mechanism of dreaming. They conclude that oneirogens enhance the comprehensibility and facility of the dream/dreamer relationship and hold a powerful key for discerning the psychological needs and destinies of dreamers in the modern world.

Mystery School in Hyperspace

A Cultural History of DMT

Author: Graham St John

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947329

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 3990

"The Mystery School of Hyperspace is the first cultural history of DMT, an enigmatic compound whose psychopharmacological action has been known for sixty years. While DMT is known for producing powerful short-lasting effects including complex geometric patterns, out-of-body states and encounters with disincarnate entities, the tryptamine compound occurs throughout world flora and is naturally present in the brains of humans and other mammals. The celebrated status of DMT as "the brain's own psychedelic" has fired speculation about its role as a gateway to higher dimensional "hyperspace," a "spirit molecule" that facilitates the soul's reincarnation, God's own neurological medium, a compound that mimics the function of an "ancestral neuromodulator," among other theories prying open the lid on the Pandora's Box of consciousness."

Legally Stoned

14 Mind-Altering Substances You Can Obtain and Use Without Breaking the Law

Author: Todd A. Thies PhD

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 0806534656

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 4186

14 Mind-Altering Substances You Can Obtain and Use Without Breaking The Law "A Euphoric, Crazy Trip."--Amanita muscaria mushroom user Everyone can get high...biologically speaking, that is. And it's just plain human nature to want to try it. Although the government stands in the way of this basic right, there are ways around the restrictions. On the road to altered consciousness, there's a perfectly legal route. With each of the fourteen psychoactive substances detailed in this book, you can get high, pass a urine drug test, and never once break the law. "Totally Clear, Intense Hallucinations For Hours."--Ayahuasca user Legally Stoned provides a clear, practical guide for obtaining and using fourteen of the easiest to acquire, legal mind-altering agents. It also includes a description and history of each item, its chemistry and physiological reactions, accounts of its pleasures and perils, and any risks associated with it. Here are a few legal substances and their reported impact: • Amanita muscaria mushroom use leads to feelings of euphoria and auditory hallucinations • Anadenanthera peregrina/colubrina seeds have been known to cause intense visions of psychedelic light and color • Ayahuasca, which originated in South America, often produces visual hallucinations that include the jungle, exotic animals, even ancient native artwork! "Like Watching A Laser Light Show. . .Next Time I'll Take More."--Colubrina seed user "Fascinating . . . You are not merely holding a book; you are holding a key to the doors of perception. Legally Stoned is far more than an excellent, meticulously-researched sourcebook; it is a highly-readable treasure trove of experiments and experiences." --Kinky Friedman, musician, novelist, and politician "Legally Stoned is a well researched sourcebook for anyone interested in psychoactive substances that are currently legal in the United States. Legally Stoned cites scientific research and personal accounts to provide accurate descriptions of each substance's history, physiological effects, and the risks of use. Legally Stoned also challenges the rationality of the drug laws by describing the methods people often use to obtain and prepare each substance." --Krystle Cole, www.NeuroSoup.com, author of Lysergic and After the Trip "I refuse to plunge into paranoid speculation why many of the magical and sacred foods of the gods are made illegal and their communicants vilified. Instead, I bless and give thanks for books such as this, and intelligent and courageous souls such as Dr. Thies for their efforts to keep the doors of perception in full view for all of us to see." --Lon Milo DuQuette, author of My Life with the Spirits and Enochian Vision Magick "Todd Thies is the new millennium's Timothy Leary. His book covers the unexplored, mind-blowing universe outside of the DEA's crosshairs with insight and clarity. Legally Stoned is a fascinating read, a guided journey down the rabbit hole."--M. Chris Fabricant, author of Busted! Drug War Survival Skills So while wondering what the effects might be for you, just know that you have the option to obtain and use any of these, and many other, means of seeking a new level of awareness. It's completely legal; it's human nature; it's your right. What are you waiting for? With 16 pages of photos A Featured Alternate of the Quality Paperback Book Club

Dmt

The Truth about Dimethyltryptamine: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to a Revolutionary Compound and Its Full Effects

Author: Colin Willis

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515374329

Category:

Page: 66

View: 2124

You're about to discover the crucial information regarding Dimethyltryptamine. It can be overwhelming if you are trying to find honest, factual information because of all the random opinions out there on the internet. You also have to be careful about the misinformation that is coming from online sources, especially those with financial incentives. This book serves to be an unbiased guide so that you can understand all of the important information before you invest money or time into trying "DMT." This book goes into the origins and history of DMT, how Dimethyltryptamine works, the similarities and differences when compared to other similar "drugs," the positive and negative effects of consuming DMT, as well as the legality and dangers involved. By investing in this book, you can get a grasp of the topic so that you can make a solid decision about what you put into your body, or even help other people in your life.

Pharmacotheon

Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History

Author: Jonathan Ott,Albert Hofmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 640

View: 6515


Practical LSD Manufacture

Author: Uncle Fester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970148575

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

View: 4875

This classic now in its third edition covers all the best methods used to make LSD. The emphasis is upon natural sources of lysergic acid such as wild ergot, morning glory seeds or woodrose seeds, but extraction of ergotamine migraine medicines are also detailed. Once the lysergic acid has been procured from these sources, the text moves on to detailed descriptions of the methods used to convert lysergic acid to LSD. The text does not stop there! It also gives detailed information on the chemicals used to make LSD in combination with lysergic acid, and what ordinary uses they have. The book also covers solvent management since extraction of lysergic acid from natural sources entails the use of a considerable amount of solvents. To further entertain the reader, a section is devoted to the production of TMA-2 from calamus oil, and MDMA or MDA from sassafras oil. A still further section is devoted to keeping out of trouble.

LSD, My Problem Child

Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism, and Science

Author: Albert Hofmann

Publisher: Multidisciplinary Assn for

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 7368

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Breaking Open the Head

A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

Author: Daniel Pinchbeck

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767911520

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 3449

A dazzling work of personal travelogue and cultural criticism that ranges from the primitive to the postmodern in a quest for the promise and meaning of the psychedelic experience. While psychedelics of all sorts are demonized in America today, the visionary compounds found in plants are the spiritual sacraments of tribal cultures around the world. From the iboga of the Bwiti in Gabon, to the Mazatecs of Mexico, these plants are sacred because they awaken the mind to other levels of awareness--to a holographic vision of the universe. Breaking Open the Head is a passionate, multilayered, and sometimes rashly personal inquiry into this deep division. On one level, Daniel Pinchbeck tells the story of the encounters between the modern consciousness of the West and these sacramental substances, including such thinkers as Allen Ginsberg, Antonin Artaud, Walter Benjamin, and Terence McKenna, and a new underground of present-day ethnobotanists, chemists, psychonauts, and philosophers. It is also a scrupulous recording of the author's wide-ranging investigation with these outlaw compounds, including a thirty-hour tribal initiation in West Africa; an all-night encounter with the master shamans of the South American rain forest; and a report from a psychedelic utopia in the Black Rock Desert that is the Burning Man Festival. Breaking Open the Head is brave participatory journalism at its best, a vivid account of psychic and intellectual experiences that opened doors in the wall of Western rationalism and completed Daniel Pinchbeck's personal transformation from a jaded Manhattan journalist to shamanic initiate and grateful citizen of the cosmos. From the Hardcover edition.

The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine

Plant Drugs that Alter Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Author: Marcello Spinella

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262692656

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 578

View: 2964

A compilation of current scientific knowledge about psychoactive herbal drugs. Virtually all cultures consume drugs from psychoactive plants. Caffeine, for example, is probably the most common stimulant in the world, and many modern medicines, such as morphine and codeine, are derived from plant sources. In these cases, scientific research has revealed the composition of the plants and how they interact with the nervous system. There are also many herbal medications with reputed therapeutic value that have not yet gained acceptance into mainstream medicine, partly because there has not been enough research to support their usefulness. Instead they are regarded as "alternative medicines." This is an active research area, however, and many current studies are focusing on identifying the active components, pharmacological properties, physiological effects, and clinical efficacy of herbal medicines. This book compiles and integrates the most up-to-date information on the major psychoactive herbal medicines--that is, herbal medicines that alter mind, brain, and behavior. It focuses particularly on the effects on various areas of cognition, including attention, learning, and memory. The book covers all major classes of psychoactive drugs, including stimulants, cognitive enhancers, sedatives and anxiolytics, psychotherapeutic herbs, analgesics and anesthetic plants, hallucinogens, and cannabis.

Salvia Divinorum

Doorway to Thought-Free Awareness

Author: J. D. Arthur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779724

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 5805

One man’s personal journey through the unparalleled trance states of salvia • Originally published as Peopled Darkness • Contains real-life descriptions of salvia-induced visionary experiences • Offers guidance for the responsible use of this psychoactive plant • Explores the shamanic awareness associated with salvia Salvia divinorum, which recently entered the visionary pharmacopoeia of the modern world, has been used for centuries in the shamanic practices of the Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico, for healing and divination. A member of the Mint family, Salvia divinorum--“diviner’s sage”--offers a new doorway to the visionary pursuit of higher spiritual and meditative states. With repeated sessions using salvia over the course of several years, J. D. Arthur began returning each time to the same inner landscape where he found himself entering a unique state of thought-free, or “thoughtless,” awareness. There he accessed a mode of “dream language” that communicated an exquisite constellation of detailed meanings swiftly and flawlessly. His repeated immersion in these states of trance, as well as his analysis of their approach and withdrawal, led to a profound reassessment of the nature of normal perception and a reevaluation of what we refer to as the real world. With true-life descriptions of salvia-induced visionary states, this book offers a detailed experiential analysis for those interested in exploring salvia in their quest for higher knowledge.

The A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Author: Thomas Nordegren

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581124040

Category: Psychology

Page: 682

View: 9577

With more than 30.000 entries The A-Z Enczclopedia on Alcohol and Substance Abuse is the most complete and comprehensive reference book in the field of Substance Abuse. A useful handbbok and working tool for drug abuse professionals. The Encyclopedia is produced in close co-operation with the ICAA, International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, since its inception in 1907 the world's leading professional non-governmental organisation working with drug-abuse related issues.

Manifesting Minds

A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality

Author: Rick Doblin, Ph.D.,Brad Burge

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947272

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 7992

Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well as groundbreaking research and personal accounts, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a "best of" collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics--including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca--for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances in the realm of the arts, family, spirituality, ecology, and technology. Among many other thought-provoking and mind-opening pieces are the following: • "On Leary and Drugs at the End," by Carol Rosen and Vicki Marshall • "Psychedelic Rites of Passage," by Ram Dass • "To Be Read at the Funeral," by Albert Hofmann • "Another Green World: Psychedelics and Ecology," by Daniel Pinchbeck • "Psychedelics and Species Connectedness," by Stanley Krippner, PhD • "Huxley on Drugs and Creativity," by Aldous Huxley • "Psychedelics and the Deep Ecology Movement: A Conversation with Arne Naess," by Mark A. Schroll, PhD, and David Rothenberg • "Psychedelic Sensibility," by Tom Robbins • "Electronic Music and Psychedelics: An Interview with Simon Posford of Shpongle," by David Jay Brown • "How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work," by Annie Sprinkle • "Consideration of Ayahuasca for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," by Jessica Nielson, PhD, and Julie Megler, MSN, NP-BC • "Psychedelics and Extreme Sports," by James Oroc • "Youth and Entheogens: A Modern Rite of Passage?," by Andrei Foldes with Amba, Eric Johnson, et al. • "Diary of an MDMA Subject," by Anonymous • "Dimethyltryptamine: Possible Endogenous Ligand of the Sigma-1 Receptor?," by Adam L. Halberstadt • "Lessons from Psychedelic Therapy," by Richard Yensen, PhD • "Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Psychedelics," by Ana Maqueda • "Talking with Ann and Sasha Shulgin about the Existence of God and the Pleasures of Sex and Drugs," by Jon Hanna and Silvia Thyssen From the Trade Paperback edition.