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The Hallucinogens
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A. Hoffer & H. Osmond - The Hallucinogens

The Hallucinogens attempts to provide a detailed description of the hallucinogens in a single volume. Hallucinogens are chemicals which in nontoxic doses produce changes in perception, in thought & in mood, but which seldom produce mental confusion, memory loss, or disorientation for person, place & time. These latter changes are characteristic of organic brain reactions following intoxications with alcohol, anesthetics & other toxic drugs. The book covers the following hallucinogens: plant ß-phenethylamines, d-lysergic acid diethylamide, ololiuqui, indole hallucinogens etc.

Sacred Mirrors
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Alex Grey - Sacred Mirrors

Alex Greys erster Bildband „Sacred Mirrors“ – mit Texten und Essays von Ken Wilber und dem Kunstkritiker Carlo McCormick über die Bedeutung von Greys Werken und seinen Werdegang – ist mittlerweile zum Kult geworden. Der Künstler ist eine Art Schamane: ein geheimnisvoller Heiler der Gruppen­seele und der dunklen Seiten, die […]

Alex Greys erster Bildband „Sacred Mirrors“ – mit Texten und Essays von Ken Wilber und dem Kunstkritiker Carlo McCormick über die Bedeutung von Greys Werken und seinen Werdegang – ist mittlerweile zum Kult geworden. Der Künstler ist eine Art Schamane: ein geheimnisvoller Heiler der Gruppen­seele und der dunklen Seiten, die unsere hypertechnisierte, körperlich und spirituell entfremdete Kultur gegenwärtig durchläuft. Alex Greys Kunst stellt einen Weg der Selbstentfaltung dar, der die Polaritäten des menschlichen Lebens aufnimmt und vereint. Die Kraft seiner Bilder liegt darin, dass er uns die gesamte Bandbreite der menschlichen Erfahrung vor Augen führt und sie mit seiner „Vision vom kosmischen Bewusstseinsgitter“ verbindet. Der Künstler zeigt jede Ebene des menschlichen Organismus – vom Skelett über das Gefäß- und das Meridiansystem – anatomisch detailgetreu, bis hin zu den Energiekörpern und der Aura, die nur in einem veränderten Bewusstseinszustand wahrgenommen werden können. So ergibt sich ein erstes vollständiges Bild vom Universum „Mensch“.

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The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

James Fadiman, Ph.D. - The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving Reveals how ultra-low doses improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, […]

  • Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide
  • Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving
  • Reveals how ultra-low doses improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina

Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” James Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual (high dose), therapeutic (moderate dose), and problem-solving (low dose) purposes, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience–from the benefits of having a sensitive guide during a session (and how to be one) to the importance of the setting and pre-session intention.

Fadiman reviews the newest as well as the neglected research into the psychotherapeutic value of visionary drug use for increased personal awareness and a host of serious medical conditions, including his recent study of the reasons for and results of psychedelic use among hundreds of students and professionals. He reveals new uses for LSD and other psychedelics, including extremely low doses for improved cognitive functioning and emotional balance. Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, he dispels the myths and misperceptions about psychedelics circulating in textbooks and clinics as well as on the internet. Exploring the life-changing experiences of Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Huston Smith as well as Francis Crick and Steve Jobs, Fadiman shows how psychedelics, used wisely, can lead not only to healing but also to scientific breakthroughs and spiritual epiphanies.

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Psychedelic Information Theory - Shamanism in the Age of Reason
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James L. Kent - Psychedelic Information Theory - Shamanism in the Age of Reason

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Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason is a formal analysis of the physical mechanisms underlying hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. Written by James L. Kent, this text was researched for over 20 years and includes over 200 references and 31 images related to the […]

Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason is a formal analysis of the physical mechanisms underlying hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. Written by James L. Kent, this text was researched for over 20 years and includes over 200 references and 31 images related to the latest science in the diverse fields of pharmacology, shamanism, and perception. As a succinct yet comprehensive formal analysis of the dynamics of hallucination and shamanic ritual, Psychedelic Information Theory is destined to become the modern textbook on psychedelic phenomena.

Chapters include information on the physiology of perception, types of visual hallucination, psychedelic pharmacology, psychedelic neuroplasticity, chaos theory, shamanic therapy, shamanic sorcery, and group mind phenomena related to psychedelic consciousness.

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Medical Psychedelics

Oliver Rumle Hovmand - Medical Psychedelics

Medical Psychedelics The last decade has seen a newfound interest in the clinical applications of psychedelic substances such as LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, DMT, ayahuasca and ketamine – an interest not seen since pre-prohibition days. Back then, these substances were widely used as adjuncts to psychotherapy in the treatment of severe […]

Medical Psychedelics

The last decade has seen a newfound interest in the clinical applications of psychedelic substances such as LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, DMT, ayahuasca and ketamine – an interest not seen since pre-prohibition days. Back then, these substances were widely used as adjuncts to psychotherapy in the treatment of severe psychiatric and psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and substance abuse.

The current results are extremely promising, and many believe we are on the verge of a new psychedelic revolution, which will transform the field of psychiatry. There is now a push to make these substances legal again, and a lot of great researchers are working to gather evidence of their safety and efficacy in various patient populations.

“Medical Psychedelics” presents an in-depth analysis of what is currently known about the possible medical applications of psychedelics. It examines the pre- and post-prohibition medical literature as well as the manuals used in clinical research, and it focuses on the practical aspects of psychedelic-mediated therapy.

The aim is to update this analysis annually and thus to develop it – along with the ever-expanding body of evidence – into a textbook that can be used when/if these substances again become legal. 
It is intended for medical and psychological professionals, science-minded psychonauts and any other members of the public who want to know more about psychedelic substances.

Documenting the psychedelic research 

“Medical Psychedelics” is authored by Oliver Rumle Hovmand (1990), who is working as a doctor in psychiatry in Denmark. He have for several years been interested in psychedelics such as MDMA and LSD, and the possible medical applications of these drugs.

“I have long been following the rapid expansion of the medical literature examining psychedelics. I did my master’s thesis on MDMA for treatment-resistant PTSD in 2017, and have since been studying other
possible applications of psychedelics. I realised how large the body of evidence documenting the safety and efficacy of psychedelics in a clinical setting had grown. This made me want to condense the literature into a single text. The result is Medical Psychedelics; the first evidence-based book on
the medical applications of psychedelics.”

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