Hallucinogens: A Reader


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Hallucinogens: A Reader edited by Charles Grob, M.D.

Paperback: 298 pages
Publisher: J.P. Tarcher (2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1585421669
ISBN-13: 9781585421664
Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 14oz

In Hallucinogens, Charles Grob surveys recent writings from such important thinkers as Terence McKenna, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil, illustrating that a reevaluation of the social worth of hallucinogens-used intelligently-is greatly in order.

With contributions from: Andrew Weil, Terrence McKennna, Huston Smith, Jeremy Narby, Albert Hoffman, Ralph Metzner, Roger Walsh, Rick Strassman

About the author:

Dr. Grob is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has a long-standing interest in the history of psychiatric research with hallucinogens, and has published in the psychiatric literature and has given talks at professional meetings in this area. Dr. Grob received the first FDA approval to carry out human research with MDMA. He collaborated with Drs. Dennis McKenna and Jace Callaway on a project to study the biochemical, physiological, and psychological parameters of long-term ayahuasca use in Brazil. In collaboration with Dr. Marlene Dobkin de Rios, he has examined the sociocultural context within which the use of these compounds occurs. In 2004 Dr. Grob initiated an FDA approved research investigation examining the effects of psilocybin in advanced-stage cancer patients with severe anxiety, which was completed in 2008.