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 interest in psychedelics and even to the first ventures into modern commercial medical marijuana.

Fitz Hugh Ludlow writes on his own personal experiences with the drug, which he ingested orally in huge doses. The result is a series of records of vivid and detailed visions somewhat similar to the works of authors such as  William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson. Download The Hasheesh Eater here (378 pages/12.9 MB):

The Hasheesh Eater