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Psychedelic Reflections

Psychedelic Reflections

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TITLE: "Psychedelic Reflections"
EDITED BY: Lester Grinspoon, M.D. and James B. Bakalar, J.D. Both, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
PUBLISHED BY: Human Science Press
COPYRIGHT: 1983 by Human Science Press, Inc

This publication was supported in part by NIH Grant LM 03118 from the National Library of medicine.

CONTRIBUTORS TO HIS BOOK:
Jan Bastiaans, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of Leyden and a past president of the Dutch Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. He worked in the resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War.

John Buckman, M.D., is Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Walter Houston Clark, now retired, was Professor of the Psychology of Religion at Andover Newton Theological School. He is the author of The Psychology of Religion, Chemical Ecstasy, and other works. In 1981 he received the William James Award of the American Psychological Association.

Saralyn Esh's series of interviews with editors, "Shoptalk," appears in the Editorial Freelancer's Newsletter.

Stanislav Grof, M.D., formerly Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, is now Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. He is the author of Realms of the Human Unconscious, The Human Encounter with Death, LSD Psychotherapy, and other books and articles.

Albert Hofmann is retired Director of the Pharmaceutical-Chemical Research Laboratories, Natural Products Department, Sandoz LTD. of Basel, Switzerland. He has published more than 100 articles and several books, including LSD—My Problem Child, The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens (with Richard E. Schultes), and The Road to Eleusis (with R. Gordon Wasson and C.A.P. Ruck).

Timothy Leary is the author of High Priest, The Politics of Ecstasy, The Psychedelic Experience (with Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert), and many other works.

Hanscarl Leuner, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Diseases at the University of Göttingen. He is the author of Die Experimented Psychose, Halluzinogene, and other works.

Jon Lomberg is an artist and journalist who prepares radio documentaries on scientific topics for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; his artwork has appeared in numerous books and periodicals.

George Morgan teaches geography and anthropology at Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska. He has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Botanical Museum pursuing ethnobotanical research.

Thomas B. Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of Learning and Development at Northern Illinois University. He is coauthor of The Second Centering Book and Transpersonal Psychology in Education, and has edited the anthology Four Psychologies Applied to Education: Freudian, Behavioral, Humanistic, Transpersonal.

Leni Schwartz is a Doctor of Environmental Psychology, interior designer, and artist. She is the author of The World of the Unborn.

Alexander T. Shulgin is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto. He has published more than a hundred scientific papers on chemistry, physics, botany, and pharmacology.

Ronald K. Siegel is a research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles. He has published numerous articles and is co-editor of Hallucinations: Behavior, Experience, and Theory.

Charles T. Tart is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is the editor of Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings and the author of States of Consciousness, On Being Stoned: A Study of Marijuana Intoxication, Transpersonal Psychologi
TITLE: "Psychedelic Reflections"
EDITED BY: Lester Grinspoon, M.D. and James B. Bakalar, J.D. Both, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts
PUBLISHED BY: Human Science Press
COPYRIGHT: 1983 by Human Science Press, Inc

This publication was supported in part by NIH Grant LM 03118 from the National Library of medicine.

CONTRIBUTORS TO HIS BOOK:
Jan Bastiaans, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of Leyden and a past president of the Dutch Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. He worked in the resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War.

John Buckman, M.D., is Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Walter Houston Clark, now retired, was Professor of the Psychology of Religion at Andover Newton Theological School. He is the author of The Psychology of Religion, Chemical Ecstasy, and other works. In 1981 he received the William James Award of the American Psychological Association.

Saralyn Esh's series of interviews with editors, "Shoptalk," appears in the Editorial Freelancer's Newsletter.

Stanislav Grof, M.D., formerly Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, is now Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. He is the author of Realms of the Human Unconscious, The Human Encounter with Death, LSD Psychotherapy, and other books and articles.

Albert Hofmann is retired Director of the Pharmaceutical-Chemical Research Laboratories, Natural Products Department, Sandoz LTD. of Basel, Switzerland. He has published more than 100 articles and several books, including LSD—My Problem Child, The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens (with Richard E. Schultes), and The Road to Eleusis (with R. Gordon Wasson and C.A.P. Ruck).

Timothy Leary is the author of High Priest, The Politics of Ecstasy, The Psychedelic Experience (with Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert), and many other works.

Hanscarl Leuner, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and head of the Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Diseases at the University of Göttingen. He is the author of Die Experimented Psychose, Halluzinogene, and other works.

Jon Lomberg is an artist and journalist who prepares radio documentaries on scientific topics for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; his artwork has appeared in numerous books and periodicals.

George Morgan teaches geography and anthropology at Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska. He has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Botanical Museum pursuing ethnobotanical research.

Thomas B. Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of Learning and Development at Northern Illinois University. He is coauthor of The Second Centering Book and Transpersonal Psychology in Education, and has edited the anthology Four Psychologies Applied to Education: Freudian, Behavioral, Humanistic, Transpersonal.

Leni Schwartz is a Doctor of Environmental Psychology, interior designer, and artist. She is the author of The World of the Unborn.

Alexander T. Shulgin is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto. He has published more than a hundred scientific papers on chemistry, physics, botany, and pharmacology.

Ronald K. Siegel is a research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles. He has published numerous articles and is co-editor of Hallucinations: Behavior, Experience, and Theory.

Charles T. Tart is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is the editor of Altered States of Consciousness: A Book of Readings and the author of States of Consciousness, On Being Stoned: A Study of Marijuana Intoxication, Transpersonal Psychologi

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Edited by
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This
unique collection
presents
essays
onpsychedelics and their uses by those whohave taken the drugs, worked with them, orobserved their effects. Each author recallsand analyzes the significance of the drugexperience from his or her own vantagepoint. Prominent figures, including TimothyLeary, Albert Hofmann, and Charles T. Tart,discuss the widespread popularity suchdrugs attained in the 1960s, the historicalimpact of psychedelic culture, and itsremaining influences on present-daysociety. Detailed descriptions of usagepatterns, resulting psychiatric problems, andadverse effects are provided, and thepersonal sociological and philosophicaldimensions of mind expansion throughdrugs are explored.A central theme of this work concernsthe influence of psychedelics on users andsociety in general; the editors assert thatthe drugs have had more impact than isgenerally recognized. Many articles examine the creative potentials of mind-mani-drugs including spiritual and psychological learning; self-actualization;mental liberation; therapeutic possibilities,and understandings that can beintegrated into everyday life. Problemsassociated with drug usage are alsodiscussed; there is a special note onadverse effects,
This
fascinating work isessential for any professional or laypersoninterested in psychedelic drugs or culture.festing
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