Below are links to online versions / .pdf downloads of various books and articles. Though the list is not exhaustive, you should find much of the best literature here. Let us know if there are any pieces you think we should put up, or if any current links are broken, via admin @ the psychonaut . org  [without the spaces].

 

1. Essential Literature
2. Recommended Literature
3. Substance-Specific Literature
4. General Literature
5. Fiction


1. Essential Literature:

Huxley, Aldous. (1954). The Doors of Perception   http://www.maps.org/books/HuxleyA1954TheDoorsOfPerception.pdf

Leary, Timothy; Metzner, Ralph; Alpert, Richard. (1964). The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.   http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Timothy-Leary-The-Psychedelic-Experience-The-Tibetan-Book-Of-The-Dead.pdf

McKenna, Terence. (1992). Food of the Gods. http://ia700300.us.archive.org/35/items/TerenceMckenna-FoodOfTheGods.pdf/TerenceMckenna-FoodOfTheGods.pdf

2. Recommended Literature:

Anon. Some Simple Tryptamineshttp://www.largelyaccurateinformationmedia.com/SST2.html

Bakalar, James B; Grinspoon, Lester. (1979). ‘Psychedelic Drugs in the Twentieth Century’, in Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/grinspoo.htm

DeKorne, Jim. (1994). Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants. http://www.eso-garden.com/specials/psychedelic_shamanism.pdf

Grob, Charles S. (1994). ‘Psychedelic Research with Hallucinogens: What Have we Learned?’, in Yearbook for Ethnomedicine and the Study of Consciousness. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/grob.htm

Harris, Sam. (2011) ‘Drugs and the Meaning of Life’. http://www.thepsychonaut.org/literature/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-life/

Hunter, Robert. (1971). ‘The Acid Queen’, in The Storming of the Mind. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/queen.htm

Huxley, Aldous. (1963). ‘Culture and the Individual’. http://www.thepsychonaut.org/culture/literature/culture-and-the-individual/

Lilly, John C. (1972). The Center of the Cyclone.  http://www.scribd.com/doc/123566050/john-c-lilly-the-center-of-the-cyclone

Lyvers, Michael. (2003). ‘The Neurochemistry of Psychedelic Experiences’, Science and Consciousness Review, Vol. 1.  http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=hss_pubs

McKenna, Terence. (1992). ‘Tryptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness’. http://www.thepsychonaut.org/literature/tryptamine-hallucinogens-and-consciousness/

McKenna, Terence. (1993). True Hallucinationshttp://www.federaljack.com/ebooks/Spirituality/Terence_Mckenna_-_True_Hallucinations.pdf

Metzner, Ralph. (ed.) (1968). The Ecstatic Adventure: Reports of Chemical Explorations of the Inner World. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/books/ecstatic.htm

Sagan, Carl. (1971). ‘Mr. X ‘, Marijuana Reconsideredhttp://www.thepsychonaut.org/culture/literature/mrx/

Sessa, Ben. (2006). From Sacred Plants to Psychotherapy: The History and Re-Emergence of Psychedelics in Medicine. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/Ben%20Sessa%20%20From%20Sacred%20Plants%20to%20Psychotherapy.pdf

Turner, D.M. (1994). The Essential Psychedelic Guidehttp://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/essential_psychedelic_guide/essential_psychedelic_guide.pdf

3. Substance-Specific Literature:

– 5-MeO-DMT
– Ayahuasca
– Ibogaine
– Ketamine
– LSD
– Marijuana
– MDA
– MMDA
– MDMA
– Peyote
– Mescaline
– Psilocybin
– Salvia Divinorum



5-MeO-DMT

Oroc, James. (2009). Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AiJVP-hPCJUC


Ayahuasca

Bresnick, T; Levin, R. (2006). Phenomenal Qualities of Ayahuasca Ingestion and its Relation to Fringe Consciousness and Personality’, Journal of Consciousness Studies’, Vol. 13, No. 9. http://www.imprint.co.uk/jcs_13_9.html

DeKorne, J; Aardvark, D.; Trout, K. (2000). Ayahuasca Analogue and Plant-Based Tryptamines.  http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/ayahuasca_analogues_dekorne_complete.pdf

Payaguaje, Fernando. (2006). The Yage Drinkerhttp://www.maps.org/freebooks/yagedrinker/portada-the_yage_drinker.pdf

Riba, Jordi. (2003). ‘Human Pharmacology of Ayahuasca’. http://www.maps.org/research/ayahuasca/jriba_thesis.pdf


Ibogaine

Lotsof, Howard S.; Wachtel, Boaz. (2003). ‘Ibogaine Dossier: Manual for Ibogaine Therapy’. http://www.ibogaine.org/Ibogaine.pdf



Ketamine

Jansen, Karl. (2000). Ketamine: Dreams and Realitieshttp://www.maps.org/books/K-DreamsKJansenMAPS.pdf

R, Andrew Sewell. (2007). Ketamine: Peril and Promise.


LSD

Blewett, D., B; Chwelos, N. (1959). Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25. http://www.maps.org/ritesofpassage/lsdhandbook.pdf

Cohen, Sidney. (1970). The Beyond Within. http://www.scribd.com/doc/8952673/The-Beyond-Within

Cohen, Sidney. (1950) LSD: Side Effects and Complications.pdf

D.B. Blewett, Ph.D. and N. Chwelos, M.D. (2002) Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25.pdf

Dyck, Erika. Hitting Highs at Rock Bottom: LSD Treatment for Alcoholism, 1950–1970.pdf

Fadiman, James. (1966). ‘Opening the Doors of Perception’. http://www.thepsychonaut.org/culture/literature/opening-the-doors-of-perception/

Golightly, B. H; Stafford, P. G. (1967). LSD: The Problem-Solving Psychedelic. http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/stafford.htm

Hofmann, Albert. (1970). ‘The Discovery of LSD and Subsequent Investigations into Naturally-Occurring Hallucinogens’, in Discoveries in Biological Psychiatry.  http://www.thepsychonaut.org/literature/the-discovery-of-lsd/

Hofmann, Albert. (1979). LSD: My Problem Childhttp://www.maps.org/books/mpc/

Hollingshead, Michael. (1973). The Man who Turned on the World. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/hollings.htm

Kirchner, Katharina. (2010) LSD-supported Psychotherapy: Effects on daily life and longterm changes.pdf

R. Andrew Sewell, John H. Halpern and Harrison G. Pope, Jr. (2006) Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD.pdf

Savage, C. Stolaroff, M. J.(1965) Clarifying the Confusion Regarding LSD-25.pdf

Snelders, S. Kaplan, C. (2002) LSD Therapy in Dutch Psychiatry. Changing Socio-Political Settings and Medical Sets.pdf


Marijuana

Anderson, Patrick. (1981). High in America: The True Story Behind NORML and the Politics of Marijuanahttp://www.psychedelic-library.org/highinamerica.htm

Andrews, George. (1967). The Book of Grass: An Anthology on Indian Hemphttps://www.dmt-nexus.me/files/books/general/the%20book%20of%20grass%20-%20an%20anthology%20on%20indian%20hemp.pdf

Goode, Erich. (1970). The Marijuana Smokers. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/mjsmokers.htm

Mehldau, Brad. (2010). ‘Driving and Playing Music’. http://www.bradmehldau.com/driving-and-playing-music/

Novak, William. (1980). High Culture: Marijuana in the Lives of Americans. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/high_culture.htm

Tart, Charles. (2000). On Being Stoned: A Psychological Study of Marijuana Intoxication. http://www.druglibrary.org/special/tart/tartcont.htm


MDA

Naranjo, Claudio. ‘MDA, The Drug of Analysis’.pdf


MMDA

Naranjo, Claudio. ‘MMDA and the Eternal Now’.pdf


MDMA

Greer, GR. Tolbert, R. (1990) The Therapeutic Use of MDMA.pdf

Liester, MB. Grob, CS. Bravo, GL. Walsh, RN. Phenomenology and sequelae of MDMA use.pdf

Saunders, Nicholas. (1993). E for Ecstasy. http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/e_for_ecstasy/e_for_ecstasy.shtml


Peyote

Basehart; Boyer; Boyer. (1973). ‘Shamanism and Peyote Use among the Apaches of the Mescalero Indian Reservation’, in Hallucinogens and Shamanism.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/MESCSHAM.HTM

Bennett, Hal Zena. (1987). ‘Through the Lens of Perception’, in Shaman’s Drum. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/halzena.htm

Osmond, Humphry. (1961). ‘Peyote Night’. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/peyote.htm


Psilocybin

Baggot, Matthew J. (1996). ‘Psilocybin’s Effects on Cognition: Recent Research and its Implications for Enhancing Creativity’.  http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v07n1/07110bag.html

Miller, Richard Alan. (1976). Magickal Mushroom Handbook. http://www.scribd.com/doc/14137483/magickal-mushroom-by-richard-alan-miller

Munn, Henry. (1973). ‘The Mushrooms of Language’, in Hallucinogens and Shamanism.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/munn.htm


Salvia Divinorum

Aardvark, David, (ed.). (1998). Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A. http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/salvia_divinorum_and_salvinorin_a.pdf

Hosseinzadeh; Imanshahidi. (2006). ‘The pharmacological effects of Salvia species on the central nervous system’, Phytotherapy Research, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 427-37.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.1898/abstract

Turner, D.M. Salvinorin: The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia Divinorumhttps://www.dmt-nexus.me/Files/Books/General/Salvinorin%20-%20The%20Psychedelic%20Essence%20Of%20Salvia%20Divinorum.pdf

4. General Literature:

Aaronson, Bernard S.; Osmond, Humphrey. (1970). ‘Psychedelics, Technology, Psychedelics’, in Psychedelics: The Uses and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/psychedl.htm

Aaronson, Bernard S.; Osmond, Humphrey. (1970). ‘Psychedelics and the Future’, in Psychedelics: The Uses and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/future.htm

Adamson, Sophia (ed.). Through the Gateway of the Heart. http://www.maps.org/gateway/

Barron, Frank. (1965). ‘The Creative Process and the Psychedelic Experience’, in Explorations Magazinehttp://www.psychedelic-library.org/barron.htm

Braden, William. (1967). The Private Sea: LSD and the Search for God. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/braden.htm

Clark, Walter Houston. (1976). ”Bad Trips’ may be the Best Trips’. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/clark2.htm

DeGracia, Donald J. (1993). A Short Guide to Hallucinogenic Drugs for the Explorers of Inner Space. http://deoxy.org/psyguide.htm

Faber, Lars. (2006/2010). The Sacred Voyage.  http://www.thesacredvoyage.com/home/files/the_sacred_voyage__lars_faber.pdf

Furst, Peter. (1976). Hallucinogens and Culturehttp://www.scribd.com/doc/20565497/Hallucinogens-and-Culture

Inglis, Brian. (1975). The Forbidden Game: A Social History of Drugs. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/inglis.htm

Lilly, John C. (1977). The Deep Self.  http://ebookbrowse.com/john-c-lilly-the-deep-self-pdf-d187792822

Krippner, Stanley. (1969). ‘Mescaline, Psylocybin, and Creative Artists’, in The Psychedelic State, The Hypnotic Trance, and the Creative Act. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/artist.htm

Krippner, Stanley. (1970). ‘The Effects of Psychedelic Experience on Language Functioning’, in Psychedelics: The Uses and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs.  http://www.psychedelic-library.org/krippner.htm

Marks, John. (1979). The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/marks.htm

Marsden, Roger. (1999). ‘Sacred Work in a Secular World: Guided, Structured, Group Use of Entheogenic Substances’. http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v09n1/09124mar.html

Naranjo, Claudio. (2001). ‘Experience with the Interpersonal Psychedelics’, in Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA.  http://www.claudionaranjo.net/pdf_files/psychedelics/experience_with_the_interpersonal_psychedelics_english.pdf

Spivak L. I. (1991). ‘Psychoactive Drug Research in the Soviet Scientific Tradition’, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 23, No. 3.  http://sites.google.com/site/issspivak/Home/materials/spivak-1991-sovietpsychoactiveresearch

Tart, Charles. (1975). States of Consciousness. http://www.druglibrary.org/special/tart/soccont.htm

Tart, Charles T. (1995). ‘Yes, we are zombies, but can we become conscious?!’, Journal of Consciousness Studies. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/zombie.htm

Wasson, R. Gordon; Hofmann, Albert; Ruck, Carl. A. P. (1978). ‘The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secrets of the Mystery’. http://www.maps.org/books/eleusis.pdf

Watts, Alan W. (1962). The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness. http://www.psychedelic-library.org/jccontnt.htm

5. Fiction:

Carroll, Lewis. (1865). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/1/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/

 

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