Hamilton Morris's favorite books

  • Organic Chemistry As a Second Language

    Those are fantastic, very well written, very clear, very accessible books.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Neuropsychedelia

    Neuropsychedelia

    Nicolas Langlitz
    The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain
    Social Science

    Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism.

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    It's one of the best books ever written about psychedelics, neuroscience, and consciousness.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Pihkal

    Pihkal

    Alexander Shulgin

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    It’s such a fantastic book. It will tell you almost everything you need to know about psychedelics and drugs

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Pharmacotheon

    Pharmacotheon

    Jonathan Ott
    Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History
    Medicinal plants

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    He’s fantastic and has written many books, and he’s great for getting a sort of wide, historical, and scientific view of things.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Tihkal

    Tihkal

    Alexander Shulgin

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    He’s fantastic and has written many books, and he’s great for getting a sort of wide, historical, and scientific view of things.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios

    Who wrote a lot about ayahuasca in the 80s and maybe even in the late 70s. Shes fantastic.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Buzzed

    Buzzed

    Cynthia Kuhn Ph.D.

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    it was an educational drug book.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source

  • Shamanism & the Sacred Cactus

    Shamanism & the Sacred Cactus

    Douglas Sharon
    Ethnoarchaeological Evidence for San Pedro Use in Northern Peru
    Cactus

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    I think gives you an appreciation for the medical context in the community that this really is so different from what you would think of when you would hear this guy give people mescaline every night.

    Sep 20, 2018 — Source