Psychedelics

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Ronin Publishing, May 1, 2009 - Social Science - 144 pages
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In Psychedelics, Peter Stafford offers a framework for understanding the enormous amount of information available on psychoactive substances. In addition to the photographs, illustrations, charts, and tables, he writes about the origins, varieties, physical and mental effects, societal benefits, complications, and drawbacks of psychedelics, particularly LSD, the most potent and representative of this class of drugs. Stafford also summarizes the promising studies that were halted in the 1960s, along with developments since that time, and offers a fascinating exploration of these drugs.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTIONS
9
PSYCHEDELIC ROOTS
21
ERGOT DISCOVERED
27
HOFMANN DISCOVERS LSD
34
MILITARY INVOLVED
41
5 POP CULTURE
48
BIRTH OF THE COUNTERCULTURE
60
HYSTERIA
67
LSD RESEARCH
122
PERSONAL GROWTH
126
ACID THERAPY
130
CREATIVITY
138
BEYOND LSD
145
PLANT SOURCES
151
PURITY TESTS
160
TRENDS the mysterious powers of these substances
163

TRIPPING
75
EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS
85
TRIP GUIDES
93
CHEMISTRY
102
THE MIND
109
PSYCHOTHERAPY
117
PROFILES
172
INDEX
183
BOOKS OF INTEREST
188
PETER STAFFORD
191
Ronin Books for Independera Minds
192
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Peter Stafford has written about psychedelics and the controversies they arise for over 25 years.

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