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

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

  • Secret Chief Revealed by Myron Stolaroff


  • Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion by Michelle Janikian

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

  • How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollen

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

  • Ketamine: Dreams and Realities by Karl Jansen

  • Preparation for the Journey (essay) by Rick Strassman MD

Drug War 
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • The Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko

  • Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World by Baz Dreisinger

  • Be Here Now by Ram Dass

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

  • 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

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

  • Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences by William A. Richards

  • Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development by Neal Goldsmith

  • "Psychedelics and Religious Experience"

  • "The New Alchemy" by Alan Watts

  • The Joyous Cosmology" by Alan Watts

  • Moving Into the Sacred World of DMT by Nick Sand

  • Just a Wee Bit More About DMT by Nick Sand

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

  • Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

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

  • The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

  • The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna

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

  • The Ketamine Papers: Science, Therapy, and Transformation by Phil Wolfson and Glenn Hartelius

  • A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Ayelet Waldman

  • Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal Book by Tom Shroder

  • Plants of the Gods by Albert Hofmann and Richard Evans Schultes

  • Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World Book by Paul Stamets

  • The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms by Dr. K Mandrake PhD (Author), Virginia Haze  (Photographer)

  • "Psychedelic Art" by Robert E.L. Masters

  • Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

  • Drug Addicts Are Human Beings by Henry Smith Williams

  • Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment by Jenny Valentish

  • "Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction" by Judith Grisel

  • "The Myth of Addiction" by John Booth Davies

  • "The Meaning of Addiction" by Stanton Peele

Americana and Euro
  • LSD, My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

  • True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna

  • Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism by Daniel Pinchbeck

  • Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

  • "On the Road with Cassady and Furthur Visions" by Brian Hassett

  • "Neuropsychedlia" by Nicolas Langlitz

  • "The Chemistry of Mind-Altering Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Cultural Context" by Daniel M. Perrine

  • "The Science of Marijuana" by Leslie Iversen "Psychedelic Chemistry" by Michael Valentine Smith

  • "Drug, Set, and Setting" by Norman E. Zin

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

  • TiHKAL by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin