Psychonaut media index

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This index lists noteable books about psychonautics, psychedelics, and the general expansion of consciousness.

Name Book Gratis formats
Adelle Davis Exploring Inner Space: Personal Experiences Under LSD-25 (1961)
Alan Watts (literature archive) The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951) PDF
Become What You Are (1955)
The Way of Zen (1957) PDF
The New Alchemy (1960) PDF
The Joyous Cosmology (1962) PDF
A Psychedelic Experience - Fact or Fantasy? (1964) PDF
The Book (1966) PDF
Psychedelics and Religious Experience (1968) PDF
The Soul-Searchers (1972) PDF
Tao: The Watercourse Way (1975)
The Philosophies of Asia: Edited Transcripts (1995) PDF
Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen (1996) PDF
Albert Hofmann LSD: My Problem Child (1979) HTML (Erowid), PDF (MAPS)
Plants of the Gods (1979)
Insight Outlook (1988)
Aldous Huxley Brave New World (1932) PDF
The Doors of Perception (1954) PDF
Heaven and Hell - Essay (1956) HTML
Brave New World Revisted (1958) HTML
Island (1962) HTML, PDF
Culture and the Individual (1963) PDF
Alexander Shulgin Drugs of Abuse in the Future (1975) HTML (Erowid), PDF (The Eye)
PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, book two (1990) HTML (Isomer Design), HTML (Erowid)
TiHKAL: The Continuation, book two (1997) HTML (Isomer Design), HTML (Erowid)
The Simple Plant Isoquinolines (2002)
The Shulgin Index – Volume One: Psychedelic Phenethylamines and Related Compounds (2011)
Allen Ginsberg The Yage Letters (1963)
Andrew R. Gallimore Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game (2019)
Arthur Kleps The Boo Hoo Bible: The Neo-American Church Catechism and Handbook (1971)
Millbrook: A Narrative of the Early Years of American Psychedelianism (1975)
Beatriz Caiuby Labate The Therapeutic Use of Ayahuasca (2014)
Boaz Wachtel Manual for Ibogaine Therapy (2003) PDF, HTML
Carl Jung Psychology of the Unconscious (1912) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Red Book (1930) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy (1944) PDF
Answer to Job (1952)
Man and His Symbols (1968) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1): The Archetypes And The Collective Unconscious (1969) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Carl Sagan The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective (1973) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (1977) PDF
Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) PDF
Cosmos (1980) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Cold and the Dark: The World after Nuclear War (1984)
Comet (1985)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are (1993)
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) PDF
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium (1997) PDF
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God (2006) PDF
Carlos Castaneda The Teachings of Don Juan (1968) PDF
A Separate Reality (1971)
Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
Tales of Power (1974)
The Second Ring of Power (1977)
The Eagle's Gift (1981)
The Fire From Within (1984)
The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan (1987)
The Art of Dreaming (1993)
Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico (1998)
The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe (1998)
The Active Side of Infinity (1999)
Christian Rätsch The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications (2005)
Ayahuasca: Rituals, Potions and Visionary Art (2016)
Dale Pendell Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft (1995) PDF
Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions & Herbcraft (2002)
Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path (2005)
Daniel Chamotivz What a Plant Knows (2002)
Daniel Pinchbeck Breaking Open the Head (2002)
Daniel Trachsel Phenethylamine: Von der Struktur zur Funktion
Dennis McKenna The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence Mckenna (2012) PDF
Dominic Milton Trott The Drug Users Bible [Extended Edition] (2022)
Duncan Blewett Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25: Individual and Group Procedures (1959) PDF (MAPS)
D. M. Turner The Essential Psychedelic Guide (1994) PDF (Erowid)
Salvinorin: The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia Divinorum (1996) PDF
Edward MacRae Guided by the Moon: Shamanism and the Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in the Santo Daime Religion in Brazil (1992) PDF
Ernst von Bibra Plant Intoxicants: A Classic Text on the Use of Mind-Altering Plants (1853)
Eileen Ormsby Silk Road (2014)
Franjo Grothenhermen Cannabis Healing: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of CBD, THC, and Other Cannabinoids (2020)
Gary Wenk Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings (2010) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Greg Green The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Use (2003) PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Hamilton Morris Blood Spore: Of murder and mushrooms (2013) PDF
Howard S. Lotsof Manual for Ibogaine Therapy (2003) PDF, HTML
Humphry Osmond The Hallucinogens (1967)
Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972)
Jim Hogshire Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication (2009)
John C. Lilly The Deep Self: Profound Relaxation and the Tank Isolation Technique (1977) PDF
The Scientist: A Novel Autobiography (1978) PDF
Jonathan Ott Ayahuasca Analogues (1994) HTML
Laozi Tao Te Ching (400 BC) HTML, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Laurent de Sutter Narcocapitalism: Life in the Age of Anaesthesia (2017)
Lisa Pryor A Small Book About Drugs (2011)
Louis Lewin Phantastica (1924)
MAPS A Manual for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (2005) PDF
Michael Harner The Jı́varo (1972)
Hallucinogens and Shamanism (1973) TXT
The Way of the Shaman (1980)
Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality (2012)
Michael Pollan How to Change Your Mind (2018) PDF
Michael Pollan This Is Your Mind on Plants
Michael Pollan The Botany of Desire
Michael Raduga The Phase (2011) PDF, ZIP, DOC, TXT, EPUB, HTML
Teaching Out-of-Body Travel and Lucid Dreaming (2012) PDF, DOC, TXT
Mike Power Drugs Unlimited: The Web Revolution That's Changing How the World Gets High (2011)
Murray Carpenter Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us (2015)
Myron Stolaroff The Secret Chief Revealed (2010) PDF (Wayback Machine)
Nicholas Chwelos Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25: Individual and Group Procedures (1959) PDF (MAPS)
Nicholas Saunders E for Ecstasy (1993) HTML, PDF
Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) TXT, PDF
Peter Stafford Psychedelics Encyclopedia (1977) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Ralph Metzner The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (1964) PDF
Teonanácatl: Sacred Mushroom of Visions (2003) PDF
The Expansion of Consciousness (2008)
Alchemical Divination: Accessing your spiritual intelligence for healing and guidance (2009)
The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (2010)
Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties (2010)
The Toad and the Jaguar: A Field Report of Underground Research on a Visionary Medicine. Bufo Alvarius and 5-Methoxy-Dimethyltryptamine (2013)
The Ayahuasca Experience: A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits (2014)
Allies for Awakening: Guidelines for productive and safe experiences with entheogens (2015)
Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (1964) PDF
Be Here Now (1971) PDF
Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook (1978)
Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties (2010)
Rick Strassman DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2000) PDF
LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D. (2003)
Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics & Other Spiritual Technologies (2008)
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (2009)
DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible (2014)
Robert Anton Wilson Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977) PDF
Cosmic Trigger II: Down to Earth (1991)
Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death (1995)
Robert Sylvester de Ropp Drugs and the Mind (1957)
The Master Game (1974) PDF
Rudolph "Rudy" Wurlitzer Nog (1968)
Rumi Masnavi i Ma'navi (1250) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Fihi Ma Fihi (1350) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Snu Voogelbreinder Garden of Eden: The Shamanic Use of Psychoactive Flora and Fauna, and the Study of Consciousness (2009) PDF
Stanislav Grof Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research (1975)
Beyond Death: The Gates of Consciousness (1980)
Lsd Psychotherapy: The Healing Potential of Psychedelic Medicine (1980) PDF
Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy (2010)
Healing Our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm Shift (2012)
The Way of the Psychonaut Volume One: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys (2019)
The Way of the Psychonaut Volume Two: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys (2019)
Stephen LaBerge Lucid Dreaming: The power of being aware and awake in your dreams (1985)
Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming (1988)
Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (1990)
Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life (2004)
Steve Van Heiden (gratis library) Some Simple Tryptamines, 2nd edition (2007) PDF
Cactus Alkaloids (2013) PDF
Cactus chemistry by species (2013) PDF
Cactus cultivation PDF
Terence McKenna The Invisible Landscape (1975)
Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide: A Handbook for Psilocybin Enthusiasts (1976)
The Archaic Revival (1991) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge (1992) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
True Hallucinations (1993) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Thaddeus Golas The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment (1971) PDF
Thomas Nagel What is it like to be a bat? (1974)
Timothy Leary (literature archive) The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (1964) PDF
High Priest (1968) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Politics of Ecstasy (1968) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
The Game of Life (1979) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Flashbacks (1983)
Chaos and Cyberculture (1994) TXT, PDF, EPUB,KINDLE
Tom Wolfe The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) PDF
Uncle Fester The Construction & Operation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories (1986) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture (1987) TXT, PDF, EPUB, KINDLE
Practical LSD Manufacture (1995) PDF
William S. Burroughs The Yage Letters (1963)
Vortech 3-MeO-2'-oxo-PCE: A Multidisciplinary MXE Analysis PDF

Audio books

Online resources

General information

Personal production of psychoactive substances

See also the tutorial index.

The legal status of personal cultivation, possession, and use, usually of lower quantities, is becoming increasingly legal in many countries.

Chemical synthesis

Selected papers


Music for substances

Music for subtle substances


Music for psychedelic therapy








Radio provides self-updating playlists. Recommended radio station collections:

Music artists

Record labels

Band Albums
Tool Fear Innoculum
10,000 days



Television documentary
By substance






Interviews with spokespeople:

Video clips

Visionary artists

Symbolism, Cubism, Surrealism and Psychedelic art are also direct precursors to contemporary visionary art.

See Acidmath, Art of Imagination (AOI), the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) webshop, Frame of Mind, Last Rites Gallery, Threyda, Visionary Arts Foundation, Vision Lab, or the individual websites below, to buy products or to donate. Visionary artist can also be found at DeviantArt, or forums. A lot of animators were found on the YouTube channel Wᴀᴛᴄʜ Wʜɪʟᴇ Hɪɢʜ.

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See also

External links


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