Teri Dluznieski's Reviews > Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
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Aug 23, 11


This is an excellent book about altered consciousness. I particularly like the fact that it instills a need for respect and integrity when working with the invisible realms. Too many people approach drug use, getting drunk and getting "high," casually. This is dangerous. Daniel Pinchbeck's writing and stories illustrate and emphasize this reality very clearly. I also like how the book is broken down into paired chapters. A first chapter on a particular substance will be historical, anthropological and reference information. The following chapter will be anecdotal information based on personal and direct experiential work. the balance of both sides is elegant and complete. I have recommended and loaned this book to many people.
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