"Psychedelics, neuroscience, and historical biography come together when a journalist finds a lost photograph of Aldous Huxley and uncovers a hidden side of the celebrated author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. Allene Symons had no inkling that Aldous Huxley was once a friend of her father's until the summer of 2001 when she discovered a box of her dad's old photographs. For years in the 1940s and '50s, her father had meticulously photographed human hands in the hope of developing a science of predicting human aptitudes and even mental illness. In the box, along with all the other hand images, was one with the name of Aldous Huxley on the back. How was it possible for two such unlikely people to cross paths--her aircraft-engineer father and the famous author?"
"Entheogenesis means the growing realization that we human beings and the world around us are much more than simply material organisms living and evolving on a material planetary body. We are multi-dimensional spiritual, cosmic, noetic, psychic and physical beings. The central insight that emerges from entheogenic states and is confirmed by the perennial spiritual traditions of East and West, is that at every level, from macro-cosmic to micro-cosmic, from atoms and animals, to trees and planets and stars, Spirit dwells within created forms and expresses through them. This monograph is based on 50 years of experience as a participant-observer in the international underground sub-culture involved with entheogenic, consciousness-expanding substances. The author discusses the uses and values of such substances when the explicit intention or purpose is for spiritual awakening, psychotherapy, healing, increased understanding and the enhancement of creativity. The intent of this documentation is not to prove or promote any particular method or treatment of any condition. The evaluation of entheogens needs to be in terms of how productive these experiences are of healthier approaches to the issues of living in these times, in this world."
A student of Tibetan shamanism, virtual reality, and the botany of the Amazon, McKenna is a legendary raconteur, adventurer, and proponent of the use of the psilocybin mushroom who claims that hallucinogenic plants are a key to our evolution as a language-using species. 25 collages by Satty.
In the summer of 1975, near downtown Richmond, Virginia, Norman Baker's perception of reality became permanently altered. He never expected to ingest thousands of times the amount of one hit of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) during a drug bust, at the climax of his career as a narcotics cop. Before the accident, Norman was the description of an ideal citizen. He is going on two years now as a full-time patient at The Richmond Institute of Mental Health where he spends his days subjected to randomly triggered psychedelic hallucinations. These hallucinations become the catalyst for many mysterious adventures. Throughout Axiom of Mind, you will experience just a dose of Norman Backer's reality.
Over multiple trips to the Peruvian Amazon, filmmaker Jan Kounen was transformed from curious explorer to experienced ayahuasquero. This book, part memoir and part guide on what to expect and how to prepare, would be an excellent first step prior to committing to the journey with ayahuasca.
An insider s account of the journey to become an ayahuasquero, a shaman who heals with the visionary vine ayahuasca.
Details the author's training and life as a curandero using ayahuasca medicine. San Pedro cactus, tobacco purges, psychedelic mushrooms, and other visionary plants.
Offers first-hand accounts of miraculous healing where ayahuasca revealed the cause of the illness, including how the author healed his mother from liver cancer.
Cult classic, revised and updated. Alchemist D. Gold reveals the inner world of marijuana and hashish, uncovering secrets and modern techniques to enhance potency. First published in 1974, the original edition of Cannabis Alchemy sold over 100,000 copies, making this one of the all-time best sellers of the counterculture.
Cannabis Cultivator demystifies the subject of growing pot by treating it as though it were conventional gardening. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers through everything from setting up the garden to the supplies needed to which systems work best. Whether growing indoors or out, starting with seedlings or clones, using hydroponic or organic systems, Jeff Ditchfield's lively, jargon-free writing provides all the answers budding growers need. Lavish photography brings the entire process to life, from propagation to curing a harvest.
A definitive guide to medical marijuana cultivation and consumption & explains all the essential techniques to grow cannabis. 2,000+ beautiful color images illustrate this book.
Medical cannabis history, cannabinoid measurement & medical varieties provide a background for medical patients & caregivers. The Medicinal Concentrates & Cooking with Medicinal Cannabis chapters feature different methods to concentrate & consume cannabis. Each stage of plant growth is detailed and graphically explained -- seed, seedling, vegetative growth, clones & mother plants & flowering. Harvest, drying & curing information aims to preserve cannabinoids. Garden room & greenhouse design, construction, maintenance & care. Each aspect of cannabis cultivation is examined in detail with a focus on organic practices, preserving the sanctuary, meters, air, light, lamps & electricity, soil, containers, water, nutrients, additives, container culture & hydroponics, diseases, pests & breeding.