Psychedelic Books

The following is a curated list of books on psychedelics, covering everything from the history of psychedelic use to science, first-hand experiences, culture, and law.

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Plants Of The Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers

By Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann & Christian Rätsch

Lsd My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science

By Albert Hofmann

The Road To Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries

By Albert Hoffman, R. Gordon Wasson & Carl A. P. Ruck

Hofmann's Elixir: LSD and the new Eleusis

By Albert Hofmann, edited by Amanda Feilding

Brave New World (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

By Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)

By Aldous Huxley

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (P.S.)

By Aldous Huxley

The Divine Within: Selected Writings on Enlightenment (P.S.)

By Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith

Island (P.S.)

By Aldous Huxley

Food of the Gods

By Terence McKenna

True Hallucinations

By Terence McKenna

The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the i Ching

By Terence McKenna and Dennis J. McKenna PhD

The Sacred Mushroom Seeker: Tributes to R.Gordon Wasson by Terence Mckenna, Joan Halifax, Peter Furst, Albert Hofmann, Richard Evans Schultes and Others

By Thomas J. Riedlinger

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

By Michael Pollan

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

By Rick Strassman

Inner Paths To Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

By Rick Strassman

DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible

By Rick Strassman, M.D.

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

By Paul Stamets

Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys

By James Fadiman

A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

By Ayelet Waldman

Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life

By Paul Austin

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

By William Richards

Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

By Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

Tihkal: The Continuation

By Alexander T. Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

By Christian Rätsch

Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy (SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)

By Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof

The Way of the Psychonaut Volume One: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys: 1

By Stanislav Grof, M.D., PhD

Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research (Condor Books)

By Stanislav Grof

The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death

By Stanislav Grof

LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious

By Stanislav Grof

LSD Psychotherapy (The Healing Potential Potential of Psychedelic Medicine)

By Stanislav Grof

Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art, including the Visionary World of H.R. Giger

By Stanislav Grof

Manual of Psychedelic Support

By Zevic Mishor, Annie Oak, Jon Hanna, Kaya, Svea Nielsen and Twilight

The Ketamine Papers

Edited by Phil Wolfson, MD and Glenn Hartelius, PhD

Sacred Mushroom of Visions: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom: Teonanacatl - A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom

By Ralph Metzner

Ayahuasca Experience: A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits

By Ralph Metzner

Healing with Entactogens: Therapist and Patient Perspectives on MDMA-Assisted Group Psychotherapy

By Torsten Passie, M.D.

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

By Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner

Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA

By Julie Holland M.D.

Through the Gateway of the Heart, Second Edition

By Sophia Adamson

The Healing Journey: Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy

By Claudio Naranjo

The Secret Chief Revealed

By Myron J. Stolaroff

Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)

Edited by Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Clancy Cavnar

Peyote: History, Tradition, Politics, and Conservation

Edited by Beatriz Labate and Clancy Cavnar

Ayahuasca Religions: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Critical Essays

By Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Isabel Santana de Rose and Rafael Guimaraes dos Santos

The New Psychedelic Revolution: The Genesis of the Visionary Age

By James Oroc

Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo alvarius Toad: A Journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field: 5-MeO-DMT and the Bufo Alvarius Toad: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad

By James Oroc

The Science of Microdosing Psychedelics

By Torsten Passie

The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine

By Joseph Tafur MD

Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope to Depression. Addiction, Ptsd, and Anxiety

By Rachel Harris

The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms

By Michael Wiese

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

By Robert Whitaker

The Psychedelic Future of the Mind: How Entheogens Are Enhancing Cognition, Boosting Intelligence, and Raising Values

By Thomas B. Roberts, PhD

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

By Tom Wolfe

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

By Daniel Pinchbeck

When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance

By Daniel Pinchbeck and Sophia Rokhlin