Competition

Win Psychedelic Books!

Written by Gareth

Back by popular demand following the success of our last giveaway, we’re giving your the chance to win one of five of the newest books on psychedelics! We’ll be giving away one book each week over the next five weeks.

You can learn about the amazing phenomenon of DMT entities, the fascinating history of LSD, or the up-and-coming field of psychedelic therapy. All you have to do to enter the prize draw is sign up to Psychedelic Experience here: https://www.psychedelicexperience.net/register.

Once you register, you’ll be in the running to win every week, not just the week you signed up!

Week 1: LSD — The Wonder Child by Thomas Hatsis

Week 2: Grandmother Ayahuasca by Christian Funder

Week 3: Psychedelic Cannabis by Daniel McQueen

Week 4: Psychedelics and Psychotherapy by Tim Read and Maria Papaspyrou

Week 5: DMT Entity Encounters by David Luke and Rory Spowers


LSD – The Wonder Child
by Thomas Hatsis

Exploring the initial stages of psychedelic study in Europe and America, Thomas Hatsis offers a full history
of the psychedelic-fueled revolution in healing and consciousness expansion that blossomed in the 1950s— the first “golden age” of psychedelic research. Revealing LSD as a “wonder child” rather than Albert Hofmann’s infamous “problem child,” the author focuses on the extensive studies with LSD that took place in the ’50s. He explores the different groups—from research labs to the military to bohemian art circles—who were seeking how best to utilize LSD and other promising psychedelics like mescaline. Sharing the details of many primary source medical reports, the author examines how doctors saw LSD as a tool to gain access to the minds of schizophrenics and thus better understand the causes of mental illness. The author also looks at how the CIA believed LSD could be turned into a powerful mind-control weapon, including a full account of the notorious top secret program MKUltra.


Grandmother Ayahuasca
by Christian Funder

An exploration of the history, shamanic use, psychoactive effects, current scientific studies, and therapeutic potential of ayahuasca. Brewed from a combination of two plants—the leaves of Psychotria viridis and the vine stalks of Banisteriopsis caapi—ayahuasca has been used for millennia by indigenous tribes throughout
the Upper Amazon for healing and spiritual exploration. The shamans of the Peruvian Amazon
call the plant spirit within the vine Abuela Ayahuasca, Grandmother Ayahuasca. She is said to be
a mother spirit of nature who provides guidance and healing to those who work with her.


Psychedelic Cannabis
by Daniel McQueen

How cannabis can be used to treat trauma and emotional pain, as a problem-solving tool, and as a potent catalyst for self-transformation and healing work. Despite the recent resurgence of interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, Cannabis sativa as a psychedelic therapy has been completely overlooked. Yet, as psychedelic specialist Daniel McQueen, MA, reveals, when used skillfully and with intention, cannabis can be used to treat trauma and other mental health concerns just as psilocybin mushrooms and MDMA can. It can also be used as a problem-solving tool and as a potent catalyst for self-actualization and ongoing healing work.


Psychedelics and Psychotherapy
by Tim Read and Maria Papaspyrou

Exploring the latest developments from the flourishing field of modern psychedelic psychotherapy, this book shares practical experiences and insights from both elders and newer research voices in the psychedelic research and clinical communities. The contributors examine new findings on safe and skillful work with psychedelic and expanded states for therapeutic, personal, and spiritual growth as well as addressing challenging psychedelic experiences and spiritual emergencies. They explain the dual process of opening and healing—how opening the mind and the heart with psychedelics and expanded states can help dissolve psychic barriers and encourage deep healing. They explore new approaches for individual inner work as well as for the healing of ancestral and collective trauma.


DMT Entity Encounters
by David Luke and Rory Spowers

Sharing talks on DMT beings, neuroscientific DMT Research, and the nature of mind and reality, this book includes contributions from the Late Ralph Metzner, Chris Bache, Whitley Strieber, Jeffrey Kripal, Daniel Pinchbeck, Dennis McKenna, Ede Frecska, and more.
Found throughout the plant and animal kingdom, DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is also naturally occurring in humans, where it is released during near-death and actual death experiences, earning it the title “the spirit molecule.” When taken as a psychedelic, either via ayahuasca or in pure form, DMT is experientially considered to be the strongest and strangest of all entheogens. The majority of high-dose users report visions of unknown yet curiously familiar alien worlds and encounters with sentient nonhuman presences.

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