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Pihkal

Pihkal
  • Author : Alexander Theodore Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :978
  • ISBN : 9780963009609
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Summary : Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved A unique document written by renowned psychopharmo -gist Shulgin and his partner which gives details of his research and investigations into the use of psychedelic drugs for the study of the human mind. Also describes in detail a wealth of phenet- hlyamines, their physical properties, dosages used and duration of effects observed, and commentary.

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal
  • Author : Alexander T. Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018-09
  • Total pages :2102
  • ISBN : 9780963009661
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Summary : Lovingly prepared by Joshua Marker along with a devoted team of volunteers, this commemorative publication of PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story and TiHKAL: The Continuation features the original texts enhanced with complete errata, new essays, anecdotes, and reminiscences by numerous colleagues, previously unpublished photographs, and original art. PiHKAL is the fictionalized autobiographical account of Sasha and Ann Shulgin's research and romance, exploring altered state experiences in the context of intimacy. It describes a wide variety of phenethylamines, their dosage, and their effects. The second volume, TiHKAL, uses the same format as its predecessor to describe the effects of a range of tryptamines, and continues the Shulgin's chemical love story. It also includes appendices that relate to cactus alkaloids, natural beta-carbolines, and drug law. In this edition, each book has been split into two paperback volumes to make a collection of four, housed in a commemorative slipcase set.

Tihkal

Tihkal
  • Author : Alexander Theodore Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :804
  • ISBN : 9780963009692
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Summary : Contains over 70 experiments, complete with notes and ingredients with the focus on Tryptamines. The first half concentrates on Shulgin's spiritual journey, ideas and philosophy. Foreword by Daniel M Perrine and preface by Nicholas Saunders. Edited by Dan Joy.

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse
  • Author : Leslie A. King
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :249
  • ISBN : 0854041788
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Summary : This book builds on an earlier publication by the same author: The Misuse of Drugs Act: A Guide for Forensic Scientists. It provides a chemical background to the domestic and international controls on drugs of abuse and related substances, and includes coverage of 'designer drugs' and generic/analogue controls from UK, USA and New Zealand perspectives. More general chapters cover recent history of the drug classification debate, and a proposal for consolidating a wide range of legal controls on chemical substances. This unique book will be appeal to a general readership. Forensic scientists, researchers, teachers, postgraduate and graduate students will all find this book an exceptional point of reference.

The Misuse of Drugs Act

The Misuse of Drugs Act
  • Author : Leslie A King
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003-01-17
  • Total pages :124
  • ISBN : 178801829X
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Summary : In recent years, the use of illegal substances has increased, particularly 'designer' drugs which have rapidly become part of youth culture. The need for all involved in drug control to have up to date information about the subject has never been greater. This book helps meet this need by providing a chemical background to the legal controls on drugs of abuse. Although focussed on the UK, some of the provisions of the Misuse of Drugs Act derive from international treaties; the discussion of technical aspects is therefore of wider relevance. Apart from the Act itself, the book also deals with certain aspects of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations. There is detailed coverage of 'designer drugs' and the generic legislation that was introduced to tackle them. The more recent addition of 35 'Ecstasy'-like substances is covered in depth. The significance to the legislation of terms such as salt, base, stereoisomer, ester, ether, derivative, homologue and isotope are described, and the text is supplemented by 23 Tables and over 80 chemical structures. There are eleven Appendices covering topics such as precursor chemicals, related legislation, stated cases, sentencing guidelines and the chemical characteristics of commonly-abused drugs. Up-to-date lists of controlled drugs, with cross references to their status in UN treaties, are provided and a number of pending and other possible changes to the Act are included together with a guide to nomenclature and synonyms. Although primarily aimed at forensic scientists, this book will be of great benefit to all bodies concerned with drug control, including the police, customs officers, lawyers and government departments.

The New Psychedelic Revolution

The New Psychedelic Revolution
  • Author : James Oroc
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018-01-16
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 1620556634
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Summary : A bold exploration of modern psychedelic culture, its history, and future • Examines 3 modern psy-culture architects: chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, mycologist-philosopher Terence McKenna, and visionary artist Alex Grey • Investigates the use of microdosing in extreme sports, the psy-trance festival experience, and the relationship between the ego, entheogens, and toxicity • Presents a “History of Visionary Art,” from its roots in prehistory, to Ernst Fuchs and the Vienna School of the Fantastic, to contemporary psychedelic art After the dismantling of a major acid laboratory in 2001 dramatically reduced the world supply of LSD, the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s appeared to have finally run its course. But the opposite has actually proven to be true, and a psychedelic renaissance is rapidly emerging with the rise in popularity of transformational festivals like Burning Man and BOOM!, the return to positive media coverage of the potential benefits of entheogens, and the growing number of celebrities willing to admit the benefits of their own personal use. Along with the return of university research, the revival of psychedelic philosophy, and the increasing popularity of visionary art, these new developments signify the beginning of a worldwide psychedelic cultural revolution more integrated into the mainstream than the counterculture uprising of the 1960s. In his latest book, James Oroc defines the borders of 21st-century psychedelic culture through the influence of its three main architects-- chemist Alexander Shulgin, mycologist Terence McKenna, and visionary artist Alex Grey--before illustrating a number of facets of this “Second Psychedelic Revolution,” including the use of microdosing in extreme sports, the tech-savvy psychedelic community that has arisen around transformational festivals, and the relationship between the ego, entheogens, and toxicity. This volume also presents for the first time a “History of Visionary Art” that explains its importance to the emergence of visionary culture. Exploring the practical role of entheogens in our selfish and fast-paced modern world, the author explains how psychedelics are powerful tools to examine the ego and the shadow via the transpersonal experience. Asserting that a cultural adoption of the entheogenic perspective is the best chance that our society has to survive, he then proposes that our ongoing psychedelic revolution--now a century old since the first synthesis of a psychedelic in 1918--offers the potential for the birth of a new Visionary Age.

Speed-Speed-Speedfreak

Speed-Speed-Speedfreak
  • Author : Mick Farren
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  • Release Date :2010-08-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1936239035
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Summary : Elvis Presley, the Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, the Beatles, Judy Garland, Hank Williams, the Manson Family, Jack Kerouac, Johnny Cash, JFK, and Adolf Hitler. All of the above were, at one time or another, to put it bluntly, speedfreaks. Speed-Speed-Speedfreak traces the criminal and cultural use of amphetamine and its growing use through each new and destructive cycle. The book will be printed in rounded pill capsule form, like the vaunted “black beauty” of pharmaceutical history. Mick Farren is the former lead singer of The Deviants and the author of more than forty books.

The Shulgin Index

The Shulgin Index
  • Author : Alexander Shulgin,Tania Manning,Paul F. Daley
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  • Release Date :2011-03-07
  • Total pages :811
  • ISBN : 9780963009630
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Summary : The Shulgin Index Vol. I is a comprehensive survey of the known psychedelic phenethylamines. This first volume presents: • A structure-oriented survey of psychedelic phenethylamines, amphetamines, phenylpiperazines, and other similar compounds.• Treatments of 126 main compounds with detailed physical properties, synthesis and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacological properties, and legal status. Fully referenced with over 2,000 citations.• Sub-tables of lesser-studied structural homologues and analogues.• Over 1300 total compounds covered.• Extensive cross-referencing tables for rapid location of key information.This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, physicians, chemists, and law enforcement.

Entheogens and the Future of Religion

Entheogens and the Future of Religion
  • Author : Robert Forte
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  • Release Date :2012-01-25
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1594777977
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Summary : A study of the importance of psychedelic plants and drugs in religion and society • With contributions by Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, the Shulgins, Rick Strassman, and others • Explores the importance of academic and religious freedom in the study of psychedelics and the mind • Exposes the need for an organized spiritual context for entheogen use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value We live in a time when a great many voices are calling for a spiritual renewal to address the problems that face humanity, yet the way of entheogens--one of the oldest and most widespread means of attaining a religious experience--is forbidden, surrounded by controversy and misunderstanding. Widely employed in traditional shamanic societies, entheogens figure prominently in the origins of religion and their use continues today throughout the world. They alter consciousness in such a profound way that, depending on the set and setting, they can produce the ultimate human experiences: union with God or revelation of other mystical realities. With contributions by Albert Hofmann, Terence McKenna, Ann and Alexander Shulgin, Thomas Riedlinger, Dale Pendell, and Rick Strassman as well as interviews with R. Gordon Wasson and Jack Kornfield, this book explores ancient and modern uses of psychedelic drugs, emphasizing the complementary relationship between science and mystical experience and the importance of psychedelics to the future of religion and society. Revealing the mystical-religious possibilities of substances such as psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, and LSD, this book exposes the vital need for developing an organized spiritual context for their use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value. Stressing the importance of academic and religious freedom, the authors call for a revival of scientific and religious inquiry into entheogens so they may be used safely and legally by those seeking to cultivate their spiritual awareness.

The Secret Chief Revealed

The Secret Chief Revealed
  • Author : Myron J. Stolaroff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020-03-18
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9781946963352
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Summary : Facsimile of 2004 Edition. This Book is dedicated to the memory of Leo Zeff, with the fervent hope that the revelation of his work will help bring understanding and sanity to a confused world. The Secret Chief Revealed reveals for the first time the identity of pioneering psychedelic therapist Leo Zeff, which was kept secret in the original The Secret Chief. The book contains the same text as the original with 32 pages of added material including epilogues written by Leo's children and patients, and a new introduction by Myron Stolaroff. It comprises Conversations with Zeff, pioneer in the underground psychedelic therapy movement. Reviews: "Though my father enjoyed the occasional recognition that came his way in later years, no accolade or honor ever meant as much to him as a single human being telling him how much his knowledge, wisdom, and willingness to do this work has changed his or her life. He surely left the world - and me - richer for having known him." -- Sarah Zeff "In the illegality of his time it was unthinkable to publish the excellent results of his therapy. It is therefore praiseworthy that today, years after his death, a friend has undertaken the task of publishing the details of the therapeutic methodology of this intrepid Ph.D. psychologist." -- Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., inventor of LSD "Jacob (Leo) painfully weighed the pros and cons and made the decision to challenge the law, continue his work with psychedelics, and assume personal responsibility for his activity. He has already passed the judgment of his "family," the friends and clients whose lives he has profoundly changed. They remember him with great love and gratitude. It remains to be seen how he will be judged by history..." -- Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of LSD Psychotherapy.

The Drugs We Love

The Drugs We Love
  • Author : Jerrold Winter PhD
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  • Release Date :2019-10-28
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0190051485
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Summary : Prescription, illicit, and recreational drugs touch all of our lives yet a basic understanding of these chemicals is largely absent among Americans. Jerrold Winter offers a comprehensive account of psychoactive drugs, chemicals which influence our brains in myriad ways. Manifestations of their influence on the brain are quite varied. There may be the comfort provided by opioids to those who are dying or in pain or, in everyday life, the surge of contentment for the users of caffeine, nicotine, heroin, alcohol, or marijuana upon the taking of their drug of choice. Turning to the more exotic, a drug such as LSD may alter the way the world looks to us; it may even inspire thoughts of God. Adding to the purely scientific questions which confront us are the ways in which our society chooses to respond to the presence of psychoactive drugs. Should they be banned and their users sent to prison, tolerated as a reflection of man's eternal search for an escape from anxiety, pain, and the monotony of daily life, or celebrated as therapeutically useful agents? Our Love Affair with Drugs is written for experts and novices alike. There are stories of, for example, how Timothy Leary caused the repeal of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Readers will learn of the transformation by Sir Charles Locock of a drug intended to dampen female sexual activity into the first effective drug for the treatment of the ancient disease of epilepsy. Alexander Shulgin's love of psychoactive drugs and his unconventional research practices illuminate the story of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a.k.a. Ecstasy, a drug now likely to find value in treating veterans and others suffering post-traumatic distress disorder. Winter links the excitement of drug discovery with the very practical matter of balancing the benefits and risks of these drugs.

The Secret Chief

The Secret Chief
  • Author : Myron J. Stolaroff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1997-10-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780966001914
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Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia
  • Author : Nicolas Langlitz
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  • Release Date :2012-11-07
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : 0520274822
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Summary : Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism.

Practical LSD Manufacture

Practical LSD Manufacture
  • Author : Uncle Fester
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007-02-01
  • Total pages :135
  • ISBN : 9780970148575
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Summary : This classic now in its third edition covers all the best methods used to make LSD. The emphasis is upon natural sources of lysergic acid such as wild ergot, morning glory seeds or woodrose seeds, but extraction of ergotamine migraine medicines are also detailed. Once the lysergic acid has been procured from these sources, the text moves on to detailed descriptions of the methods used to convert lysergic acid to LSD. The text does not stop there! It also gives detailed information on the chemicals used to make LSD in combination with lysergic acid, and what ordinary uses they have. The book also covers solvent management since extraction of lysergic acid from natural sources entails the use of a considerable amount of solvents. To further entertain the reader, a section is devoted to the production of TMA-2 from calamus oil, and MDMA or MDA from sassafras oil. A still further section is devoted to keeping out of trouble.

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines
  • Author : Alexander T. Shulgin,Wendy E. Perry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN :
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Summary : From the man who has done more research into Ecstacy than any other chemist, author of the best-selling Phenethylamines I Have Known and Tyroptomines I Have Known, this is a comprehensive reference work on isoquinolines found in plants. Found in cactii and poppies among other plants, isoquinolines have various effects and uses, and are commonly used in Chinese medicine. Extremely well-known and respected within his own field and revered by many for his unparalleled research into mind-altering substances, this new text is ideal for botanists, chemists and fans alike.

Darwin's Pharmacy

Darwin's Pharmacy
  • Author : Richard M. Doyle
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  • Release Date :2011-10-01
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0295803002
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Summary : Are humans unwitting partners in evolution with psychedelic plants? Darwin�s Pharmacy shows they are by weaving the evolutionary theory of sexual selection and the study of rhetoric together with the science and literature of psychedelic drugs. Long suppressed as components of the human tool kit, psychedelic plants can be usefully modeled as �eloquence adjuncts� that intensify a crucial component of sexual selection in humans: discourse. Psychedelic plants seduce us to interact with them, building an ongoing interdependence: rhetoric as evolutionary mechanism. In doing so, they engage our awareness of the noosphere, or thinking stratum of the earth. The realization that the human organism is part of an interconnected ecosystem is an apprehension of immanence that could ultimately benefit the planet and its inhabitants. To explore the rhetoric of the psychedelic experience and its significance to evolution, Doyle takes his readers on an epic journey through the writings of William Burroughs and Kary Mullis, the work of ethnobotanists and anthropologists, and anonymous trip reports. The results offer surprising insights into evolutionary theory, the war on drugs, the internet, and the nature of human consciousness itself. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xof-t2cAob4

Psychedelic Literature, Including

Psychedelic Literature, Including
  • Author : Hephaestus Books
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  • Release Date :2011-08
  • Total pages :46
  • ISBN : 9781242573996
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Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Psychedelic literature.More info: Psychedelic literature encompasses a few different topics: *Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved: The Continuation (TiHKAL) by Alexander Shulgin and wife Ann Shulgin *Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History by Jonathan Ott *Beyond Death: The Gates of Consciousness (1981)by Stanislav Grof with Christina Grof *Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death and Transcendence in Psychotherapy (1985)by Stanislav Grof *The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy (1988)by Stanislav Grof *The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformative Crisis (1990)by Stanislav Grof with Christina Grof *Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living and Dying (1993) by Stanislav Grof *The Transpersonal Vision (1998) book and audio by Stanislav Grof *The Human Encounter With Death (1977) with Joan Halifax *The Consciousness Revolution: A Transatlantic Dialogue (1999) by Stanislav Grof with Peter Russell and Ervin Laszlo. Foreword by Ken Wilber *Caterpillar Dreams (2004) by Stanislav Grof with Melody Sullivan *The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death (2006) by Stanislav Grof *The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature by Jeremy Narby

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

DMT: The Spirit Molecule
  • Author : Rick Strassman
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  • Release Date :2000-12-01
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1594779732
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Summary : A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. • A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. • Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman's volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul's movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence. Strassman also believes that "alien abduction experiences" are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul.

Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances
  • Author : Alexander Theodore Shulgin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :410
  • ISBN : 9780914171508
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Summary : An essential reference for anyone concerned with controlled substances & maintaining a drug free workplace & community. Lists every currently & formerly scheduled (illegal) drug, authority for inclusion in the law, its exact names, its chemical abstract identification number, & all known synonyms. Lists all chemical structures of controlled substances, arranged by structural families. Lists drug code numbers assigned to drugs, solvents, vitamins, food stuffs, & things recognized. Has a complete empirical formula index of all compounds mentioned in the current laws. Includes the original Controlled Substance Act of 1970, the Designer Drug Act of 1986 & the present form it has taken, the working of the Emergency Scheduling Act, the Analogue Enforcement Act, & the current Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Contains 5 schedules for controlled substances & their criteria & defines the vague & misleading terms used in the laws, like "high abuse potential" & "substantially similar." Forewords by Dr. James Bakalar, for lawyers; Dr. John Thornton, for criminalists; Dr. Peyton Jacob III, for scientists. Author, Dr. Alexander Shulgin is one of the world's foremost psychopharmacological research chemists & a professor at U.C. Berkeley.

Moksha

Moksha
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
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  • Release Date :1999-04-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1594775176
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Summary : Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society. • Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere. In May 1953 Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind. Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dangers modern culture was creating through explosive population increase, headlong technological advance, and militant nationalism, and he saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to "remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture-conditioned prejudices." Much of Huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awaken a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations. Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning "liberation," is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his famous works on consciousness expansion.