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Psychedelic reading list

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

We asked our members and came up with a psychedelic themed reading list!

While we recommend reading all these books, they do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of this organization.

  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys by James Fadiman

  • Secret Chief Revealed by Myron Stolaroff

  • TiHKAL by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

  • PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

  • Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion: An Informative, Easy-to-Use Guide to Understanding Magic Mushrooms—From Tips and Trips to Microdosing and Psychedelic Therapy by Michelle Janikian

  • Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad by James Oroc

  • LSD, My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann

  • The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists by Marlene Dobkin De Rios

  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

  • The Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives by Hal Bennett and Stanislav Grof

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

  • How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollen

  • The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna

  • The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert

  • The Way of The Psychonaut 1 & 2 by Stanislav Grof

  • Be Here Now by Ram Dass

  • The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name by Brian C. Muraresku

  • LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven Book by Christopher M. Bache

  • Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow and Robert Greenfield

  • Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield

  • The Rose of Paracelsus: On Secrets and Sacraments by William Leonard Pickard

  • Ketamine: Dreams and Realities by Karl Jansen

  • Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds Through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies by Luis Eduardo Luna and Slawek Wojtowicz

  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research Into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman

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