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Best Psychedelic Books You Must Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Psychedelic books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys (2011)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadPsychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use • 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 microdosing (ultra-low doses) improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina • This year 600,000 people in the U.S. alone will try LSD for the the first time, joining the 23 million…
Author(s): James Fadiman

2. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (2019)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadA New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences 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 personal…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

3. The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (2017)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must Read“Originally publishedby Citadel in 1992, a new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck has been added to this edition, and the book has been entirely reset, but is otherwise unchanged.”–Title page verso….
Author(s): Timothy Leary , Richard Alpert, et al.

4. Psychedelic Psychotherapy: A User-friendly Guide for Psychedelic Drug-assisted Psychotherapy (2017)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadPsychedelic Psychotherapy is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource for therapists and laypeople who need practical guidelines for psychedelic drug-assisted psychotherapy.This book contains valuable insiders’ information for those using psychedelics for their own healing, and for practitioners who facilitate their sessions. Its focus is the nitty-gritty of healing trauma using MDMA, LSD, and psilocybin. It includes step-by-step guidance on how to safely and effectively navigate through the psychedelically-enhanced healing process….
Author(s): R. Coleman

5. Swim’s Psychedelic Cook Book: Mescaline, DMT and Harmalas (2015)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadEverything you need to know regarding finding and buying plants that contain mescaline, DMT and harmala alkaloids, and also everything you need to know about preparing them for traditional consumption or extracting pure alkaloids from them….
Author(s): Psychederic

6. Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine: Creativity, Ecstasy, and Healing (2019)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadAn exploration of the connections between feminine consciousness and altered states from ancient times to present day • Explores the feminine qualities of the psychedelic self, ancient female roots of shamanism, and how altered states naturally tap into the female archetype • Discusses feminist psychedelic activism, female ecstatics, goddess consciousness, the dark feminine, and embodied paths to ecstasy • Includes contributions by Martina Hoffmann, Amanda Sage, Carl Ruck, and others Women have been shamans since time immemorial, not only…
Author(s): Maria Papaspyrou , Chiara Baldini, et al.

7. High Visions – Psychedelic Coloring Book (2016)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must Read.Inside this coloring book you will find a world of curious creatures, psychedelic symmetry, trippy landscapes, hallucinatory horizons, enlightened entities, organic mandalas and much more !This book has been created with coloring fans in mind and provides over 30 intricate designs on single sided pages (frame your work) with wide margins and a perfect balance of black and white space.Time will slow down as you enjoy endless hours of stress relief and relaxation in this voyage through the psychedelic experience. Open your mind and unlock your true creative potential today….
Author(s): Gareth Hovey

8. Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca (2017)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadExplores 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-technical summaries of the most recent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca • Includes the work of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine…
Author(s): Dr. Richard Louis Miller

9. The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America (2011)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadThis book is the story of how three brilliant scholars and one ambitious freshman crossed paths in the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug research project, transforming their lives and American culture and launching the mind/body/spirit movement that inspired the explosion of yoga classes, organic produce, and alternative medicine. The four men came together in a time of upheaval and experimentation, and their exploration of an expanded consciousness set the stage for the social, spiritual, sexual, and psychological…
Author(s): Don Lattin

10. Psychedelic Cannabis: Breaking the Gate (2019)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH PSYCHEDELIC CANNABIS?⟨br /⟩⟨br /⟩As you know, Humanity is at a crossroads in our evolution. Our trauma, fear, and suffering are very real expressions of unsustainable and destructive systems. We appear trapped in a process that does not support us, yet we have everything we need to transition to a sustainable and healthy society right now, if only we knew how to do it. There is a legal, affordable, and accessible solution to shifting our struggle for survival into a path of thriving using Psychedelic Cannabis.⟨br⟩⟨br⟩The resurgence of interest in the healing potential of…
Author(s): McQueen MA, Daniel, Stephen Grey

11. The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity (2016)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadReveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture–hidden in plain sight for centuries• Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres• Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the…
Author(s): Brown Ph.D., Jerry B., Brown M.A., Julie M.

12. The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics (2019)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadIt has been claimed that microdosing psychedelic substances such as LSD has the ability to enhance creativity, elevate mood and even combat depression. In this new book, Torsten Passie MD, author of The Pharmacology of LSD (2010), delves into the first-wave scientific literature on microdosing. He reveals a rich and largely ignored history of research with microdose, minidose and low-dose LSD, and other psychedelics, and original translations from German to English.At a time when microdosing is being lauded across the media as a potential panacea, this carefully researched and scientifically presented work provides…
Author(s): Torsten Passie

13. Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life (2018)

 Best Psychedelic Books You Must ReadMicrodosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life by Paul Austin is a comprehensive guide to all the necessary information on the practice of microdosing – including protocols, benefits, drawbacks, and sourcing. Weaving together anecdotal narratives and preliminary research on the use of small amounts of psychedelics, Microdosing Psychedelics is oriented toward anyone interested in microdosing to improve their general well-being, particularly those in leadership and creative positions.Over the last few years, microdosing has entered the cultural zeitgeist. From bio-hackers in Silicon Valley seeking to improve their…
Author(s): Paul Austin

Best Psychedelic Books You Must Read

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Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine: Creativity, Ecstasy, and Healing

Author(s): Maria Papaspyrou, Chiara Baldini, David Luke
ID: 2370977, Publisher: Park Street Press, Year: 30 Apr 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs—the weirdest theories of science and history

Author(s): Alex Boese
ID: 2392672, Publisher: Macmillan, Year: 23 July 2019, Size: 764 Kb, Format: epub

Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics

Author(s): Julie Holland
ID: 2540541, Publisher: Harper Wave, Year: 2020, Size: 740 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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