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Magic Mushrooms Around the World – A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time

Magic Mushrooms Around the World – A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time by Jochen Gartz presents new unifying theories based upon years of research into the ethnobotanical aspects of magic mushrooms. Jochen Gartz documents how it was not only early american cultures who used a range of mushrooms but also European cultures have a forgotten past […]

The Hasheesh Eater

The Hasheesh Eater with the subtitle: Being the Passage from the Life of a Pythagorean is a classic in psychedelic literature. It was publishes in 1857 by the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow and it became at huge success. At that time cannabis was both a legal and widely unknown substance. This book led to a public […]

Nagualism

Nagualism with the subtitle – A Study in Native American Folklore and History – must have been the raw material from which Carlos Castaneda wrote his books on Yaqui sorcery. It was written by Danial G. Brinton and read before the American Philosophical Society in 1804. His respect and descriptions of the tribes, their visions […]

Hallucinogenic Plants – A Golden Guide

Hallucinogenic Plants was a part of a serie of books and field guides published in the seventies under the name Golden Guides. Hallucinogenic plants were written by Richard Evans Schultes – a founder of modern ethnobotany. The book is a good intro to psychedelics that has been much further explored since it was published, but […]

Food of the Gods by Terence Mckenna

Food of the Gods by Terence Mckenna is a classic on psychedelic plants. Terence Mckenna is an ethnobotanist and he is widely known in psychedelics circles for his research in mans relationship with consciousness altering chemicals since ancient times. Remarkable is Mckenna’s suggestions that a new understanding of those chemicals- “food of the gods” has […]

Psychedelic Shamanism – The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants by Jim DeKorne

Psychedelic Shamanism  The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants 1994 by Jim DeKorne (Full Edition). From the foreword: “Shamanism goes far beyond a primarily self-concerned transcendence of ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping of humankind. The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby […]

Pharmako Poeia – The Salvia Divinorum chapter – by Dale Pendell

This is just one chapter from Dale Pendells impressing trilogy: Pharmako Poeia, Pharmako Gnosis and Pharmako Dynamis. These books are not public domain text, but the chapter on Salvia Divinorum from Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft are available for free. The works have an interesting way of approaching the plant world from more angles. […]

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley is a key work in the never psychedelic non-fiction genre. It has inspired millions of readers and the book gave name to the band The Doors. From the book: “I took my pill at eleven. An hour and a half later, I was sitting in my study, looking […]

Psychedelic Prayers after the Tao Te Ching by Timothy Leary

Psychedelic Prayers after the Tao Te Ching by Timothy Leary is a collection of prayers meant for protection and guidance during experimental experiences. “…But that crucial reverence aweful moment comes…There comes a time when the ecstatic cry is called for. At that time, you must be ready to pray. To go beyond yourself. To contact energy […]

Psychedelic information theory – Shamanism in the age of Reason

Psychedelic Information Theory (PIT) is the study of nonlinear information creation in the human imagination, particularly in states of dreaming, psychosis, and hallucination. PIT seeks to model the functional output of human perception in order to extrapolate the limits and complexity of information arising in human altered states of consciousness. PIT also seeks to describe […]

Mushrooms Russia and History

Mushrooms Russia and History is addressed to those who love mushrooms, who love the whole rich world of wild mushrooms in the same way that many love the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. “Our public is certainly one of the smallest in the English-speaking world, but no matter. We invite […]

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