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The Psychedelic Renaissance

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Can psychedelics do for psychiatry what the microscope did for biology and the telescope to astronomy? Can they be used to access on the depths of the psyche that are usually inaccessible? Psychedelic means: “mind manifesting”
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Psychedelics were inextricably associated with the hippie counterculture of the 1960s and, more recently, with the rave music scene, an
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published September 28th 2012 by Muswell Hill Press
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Oct 31, 2016 Roger Green rated it really liked it
Sessa gives clear, well-cited documentation of the history of psychedelics from the perspective of an M.D. and psychonaut. By just mentioning Michel Foucault and R.D. Laing he goes further than many to update how we ought to rethink psychedelic therapy. Like most respected authors on psychedelics these days, however, while giving a good long history of psychedelics he lacks an updated cultural critique from after the wake of poststructuralism. This is typical of books and research advocating the ...more
Aug 03, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
A great introduction to the history and future of psychedelic use, both recreationally and therapeutically. Easy to read, not overloaded with scientific jargon. Although I could suggest another round of editing as it is loaded with typos.
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