One of the coolest books about psychedelics I have ever read. It's somewhat old, having been published back in 2002. Daniel Pinchbeck summarizes the use of plant-based psychedelics and synthetic, modern psychedelics, and their impact on cultures dating back thousands of years up to this day.
As a Beatnik from New York City, Pinchbeck has experimented with several psychedelics, and so was inclined to report on their use from the Bwiti with Ibogaine, Ayahuasca in South America, Salvia Divinorum in Mexico...to modern day DMT and Psilocybin users.
What is interesting is his experience of actually going to Gabon, Western Africa, and consuming Ibogaine. Pinchbeck is first and foremost a writer, so it is always interesting when they take psychedelics in order to learn more about what they are writing about.
Extremely entertaining and well written book.
Breaking Open the Head
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A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism
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