Edited by Rick Doblin, PhD., and Brad Burge
From the Publisher: Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well as groundbreaking research and personal accounts, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a “best of” collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics–including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca–for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances in the realm of the arts, family, spirituality, ecology, and technology.
With contributions from: Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., Ram Dass, Ann and Sasha Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Erik Davis, James Oroc, and many others!
Praise for the Book: “As psychedelics move from taboo subject to trendy topic, and as mainstream media outlets excitedly cover new psychedelic research, this collection of serious and highly readable articles is an especially wonderful gift. This is a must-have anthology for its amazing diversity and valuable content. ” — –James Fadiman, PhD, researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys
“The pages of the MAPS Bulletin have always reached out to people from all cultures and persuasions to represent psychedelics’ potential for medicine, cultural development, spirituality, and personal growth. And now we have this generous smorgasbord of Bulletin pieces gathered together to be enjoyed in a single volume. What an excellent book to courageously transmit psychedelic research into tomorrow. ” — Ben Sessa, MD, psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher
“The varieties of psychedelic experience are boundless and beyond words, but this enlightening anthology manages to map much of that ineffable territory. Thank you, MAPS, for helping us understand the science and the spirit that support this endless journey. ” — Don Lattin, journalist and author of The Harvard Psychedelic Club and Distilled Spirits
“A deep, exciting collection of brilliant minds sharing research, cosmologies, humor, and imagination centered on my favorite topics: psychedelics and consciousness. Fascinating reading! ” — Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, loyal member of the Merry Pranksters
About the Editors: RICK DOBLIN, PhD, is the founder and executive director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a nonprofit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Its current research programs include MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and medical marijuana for PTSD, ibogaine and ayahuasca therapy for drug addiction, and LSD-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with advanced-stage illness. MAPS also hosts international conferences and events that bring together researchers and students from all over the world.
BRAD BURGE earned his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University in 2005 and his M.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. His graduate work focused on the political, scientific, and cultural changes required to make illicit drugs into legitimate medicines. He has also interned for the Drug Policy Alliance and has a longstanding interest in drug policy reform and activism. In addition to his work with MAPS, Brad is a freelance writer and editor of projects pertaining to psychopharmacology, drug policy, and psychedelic therapy. He believes in the importance of communication for sharing knowledge and building community, and is committed to helping people develop honest and responsible relationships with themselves, each other, and their pharmacological tools.