What are the best books about psychedelic knowledge?

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    #1Food of the Gods

    Food of the Gods
    Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution is a nonfiction reference book about plants written by Terence McKenna. It was published January 1, 1993 by Bantam.
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    Scott Bryant
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terence McKenna is an interesting exploration of mankind's relationship with plants and the chemicals they contain. I found the book to be well written but quite complex; I often found myself re-reading paragraphs so that I could grasp what McKenna was proselytizing. One of the ideas put forth in the book is that psilocybin accelerated the evolution of the human mind; so read it with an open mind."
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    #2LSD: Doorway to the Numinous

    LSD: Doorway to the Numinous

    LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious is a nonfiction health and psychology reference book written by Stanislav Grof M.D. It was published February 12, 2009.

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    Scott Jones
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "the conceptual foundation for the creation of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology"
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    #3The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications is a nonfiction herbology book written Christian Ratsch and Albert Hofmann. It was published May 5, 2005 by Park Street Press.

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    José Luis Soriano
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "As someone who has a keen interest in psychoactive plants I consider this book to be the bible of the subject matter. The wealth of information contained in the pages represents a lifetime of research on various psychedelic plants and it's quite exciting."
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    #4Plants of the Gods

    Plants of the Gods

    Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers is a nonfiction book about psychedelic herbs written by Richard Evans Schultes et al. It was published November 1, 2001 by Healing Arts Press.

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    Carl Gibson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I've always been interested on holisitic healing. This book focuses on the natural world and the natural parts of the Earth that can heal. There is so much out there to explore beyond traditional medicine. "
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    #5Psychedelic Shamanism

    Psychedelic Shamanism

    Psychedelic Shamanism. The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants is a nonfiction herbalism book written by Jim Dekorne. It was published May 1, 1994 by Loompanics Unltd.

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    Lauren Warren
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The information in this book is dated. Things put in writing are flawed."
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    #6The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys is a psychological therapeutic reference book written by James Fadiman. It was published May 18, 2011 by Park Street Press.

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    Liliana Tapia
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Offers a responsible approach to the use of LSD, psilocybin and other entheogenic "medicines." I strongly believe that following the practical guidelines suggested for psychedelic Voyager and Guide would prevent most "bad trips." The book also reports on the author's involvement in conducting LSD research, back when such investigations were LEGAL. The book is best-known for its chapter on micro-dosing LSD and psilocybin---taking tiny doses every fourth day to enhance creativity, lucidity, and energy. A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine's online article on the micro-dosing fad in Silicon Valley set off a tsunami of interest in the practice. Jim Fadiman is conducting research into micro-dosing via a detailed survey that can be found on his website. Alas, the information gathered by such means is, by definition, self-reported (anecdotal). It's impossible to collect much empirical data when the drug under investigation is illegal! Even so, I look forward to the release of more anecdotal data from the questionnaires."
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    #7DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    DMT: The Spirit Molecule

    DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a science fiction book written by Rick Strassman which examines the effects of a powerful psychedelic called DMT which can produce near-death and mystical experiences to those who took the drug.

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    Benito Galicia
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "While reading this I felt really intimidated. I could not follow along very well because I am not initiated in chemistry or psychedelics. I did find the stories and the experiences of the people in this to be rather enjoyable and humorous at certain times and scary in others. I feel that if you have a basic understanding in psychotropic chemicals and drugs then this would be a good read for you It made me feel dumb, but got me to look more into the subject."
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    #8Acid Test

    Acid Test

    Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal is a nonfiction biography book written by Tom Shroder. It was published September 9, 2014 by Blue Rider Press.

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    #9LSD: My Problem Child

    LSD: My Problem Child

    LSD: My Problem Child is a science non-fiction book written by organic chemist Albert Hofmann wherein he tells his experience on his discovery of LSD and encounters with notable figures following his discovery. 

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    Dennis Bradley
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of science writing and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hofmann presents a convincing tale about how science is actually done by scientists and its affects, intended and unintended. LSD: My Problem Child is certainly pivotal in understanding LSD and its many possible roles and contribute to psychedelic knowledge in general."
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    #10Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss

    Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss

    Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna is a nonfiction philosophical and religion reference book written by Dennis McKenna. It was published in the year 2012 by North Star Press of St. Cloud.

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    Harini Mehra
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a magnificent starter book if you're going to get into Dennis's works. Great story, couldn't put it down. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about psychedelic knowledge
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Food of the GodsBooks 32 Paid
2LSD: Doorway to the NuminousBooks 29 Paid
3The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive PlantsBooks 26 Paid
4Plants of the GodsBooks 24 Paid
5Psychedelic ShamanismBooks 23 Paid
6The Psychedelic Explorer's GuideBooks 22 Paid
7DMT: The Spirit MoleculeBooks 9 Paid
8Acid TestBooks 4 Paid
9LSD: My Problem ChildBooks 2 Paid
10Brotherhood of the Screaming AbyssBooks 1 Paid
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