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Books about LSD and psilocybin

In the 60s, very extensive studies were made of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances such as LSD and psilocybin. The results were very encouraging, both when it came to milder psychological problems and serious disorders. Also interesting was the potential the drugs showed to help people get rid of addictions – both to alcohol and other drugs – as well as to ease or remove fear of death in the face of serious diagnoses such as cancer. Studies were also carried out in areas such as creativity and spiritual development, and much interesting was written both in research publications and in the popular press.

At the end of the 60s, the world - and especially the USA - was the scene of a culture war, where, among other things, the Peace and love movement stood against the authorities, the church and other authorities. From their perspective, people who were no longer interested in participating in the wars or conforming to the usual norms of life or sexuality were a threat to the foundations on which their power rested. Prohibition and condemnation were the result. Fortunately, the literature in the field survived, and in recent years new, interesting publications have appeared.

Below you will find some of the most important publications on psychedelic substances and their importance for therapy and personality development, but also the role they can play in a larger perspective that includes humanitys relationship with itself, the globe and the cosmos.


When American journalist Michael Pollan tried psychedelic drugs, he discovered that there was life after the ego. Why did the substances become so taboo that all research on them stopped for several decades? And what role can they play in future psychiatry?


Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a psychedelic guide.

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With increased acknowledgment of psychedelics and their profound impact on mental health treatment, renewed interest also emerges among the common man. This work aims to install basic guidelines for safe and informed practices for anyone venturing into these landscapes.


Stanislav Grofs book is an analysis of the effects of LSD on the human psyche, and a systematic overview of the typical inner landscapes visited during LSD voyages.


Stanislav Grofs inquiry into our transpersonal nature and origins. The controlled studies described in this book reveal exciting and challenging data about the nature of human consciousness, perception, and reality itself.

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