Psychedelic Resources

Psychedelics are not for everybody. Seek the advice of a doctor or expert before trying these substances. Here is a good list of psychedelic resources where you can find info and research on psychedelics. And please…check local laws before doing anything on your own.

There are a zillion sites, books, studies, and resources out there. My goal is not to include all of them but a short list of the resources I’d recommend starting with.

Websites About Psychedelics This is the first place I send everybody. Their mission: “Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.”

MAPS Psychedelic Integration List A list of people who can help you integrate your lessons or experiences.

Erowid Great overall source of information on psychedelics. “Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues.”

Zendo Project This group is THE resource for harm reduction. Spend some time on this site. Always…ALWAYS…test your substances. This organization is doing great things keeping people safe at festivals, raves, etc. Use their test kits. This is my wife’s site. It’s a great resource for information on Ketamine.

Psychedelic Seminars This group does live and archived video discussions on all topics related to Psychedelics.

ThirdWave “Resources for safe, structured, and responsible psychedelic use.”

Books About Psychedelics

These are books I have read — or least read through. There are many other books out there.

The Grief Trip by Stuart Preston. This is my book. All proceeds go to the Ian Preston Memorial Fund.

The Microdosing Guidebook by C.J. Spotswood. It’s the “ultimate reference for safely using psychedelic medicine.”

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman This is THE resource for understanding your journey, how to experience it, and how to integrate it.

LSD: Doorway to the Numinous by Stanislov Grof. Grof is one of the pioneers in psychedelic (and holotropic) experiences.

The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America I picked this one up during my stay at The Peyote Way Church. It’s a great overview of how shit went bad in the 60s/70s, with good biographical info on these pioneers.

LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven by Christopher Bache. This guy did some amazing and horrific — don’t try this at home — trips with high-dose LSD. But he provides some great insight into LSD and consciousness.

Be Here Now by Ram Dass. Okay, this isn’t specifically about psychedelics, but I’d be personally remiss if I didn’t include it. LSD and mushrooms were central to Richard Alpert’s journey to becoming Ram Dass. And the book does mention the importance of accessing new realities and non-ordinary states of consciousness.

How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan. I didn’t love this book (or his live talk about it), but everybody else does, so here it is. This guy’s a Harvard Educated cookbook author who tried a couple of psychedelics and wrote a book. Meh.

The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey by Bett Williams. I love Bett Williams and I loved this book. There is so much here. It reads like a great novel. I also interviewed her here on the podcast.

Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion by Michelle Janikian. My first journey was with mushrooms. If you’re thinking that way, get this book. It’s a perfect resource for the teachers. Michelle was also on the podcast.

Podcasts About Psychedelics

Psychedelic Today This is pretty much THE podcast on psychedelics. I’ve had both Kyle and Joe on my podcasts.

Trip Safe This site has some really good info on what trips are like, the dangers of each psychedelic, etc. Whatever you’re considering trying, check here for info.

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