Psychedelics Resources

Further Reading and Viewing


The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – James Fadiman
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction – Gabor Mate
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream – Jay Stevens
Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from clinic to campus – Erika Dyck
The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem – Andrew Weil
Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience – Stephen Siff
Acid Dreams: The complete social history of LSD – Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain
Drugs: Without the Hot Air – David Nutt
Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion – Thomas B. Roberts, ed.
LSD, My Problem Child – Albert Hofmann
Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences — William A. Richards
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide – Paul Stamets
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World – Paul Stamets
A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life – Ayelet Waldman
The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits – Judson Brewer
Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain – Nicolas Langlitz
The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America – Don Lattin
One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest -Wade Davis
Mushrooms, Russia, and History [PDF] -Valentina Pavlona Wasson and R. Gordon Wasson
Seeking the Magic Mushroom – A reproduction of the LIFE magazine article by Gordon Wasson
The Strange Case of the Harvard Drug Scandal – A reproduction of Andrew Weil’s 1963 Look magazine article

Films and Videos

A New Understanding: The science of Psilocybin — A documentary exploring the use of psilocybin to treat of end-of-life anxiety in cancer patients.

Terence McKenna discusses the stoned ape theory

A Conversation on LSD – In a video from the late 1970s, Al Hubbard, Timothy Leary, Humphry Osmond, Sidney Cohen and others reflect on LSD’s heyday

Paul Stamets: 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

Alison Gopnik and Robin Carhart-Harris at the 2016 Science of Consciousness Conference

The Future of Psychedelic Psychiatry – a discussion between Thomas Insel and Paul Summergrad


Al Hubbard’s FBI file

Remembrances of LSD Therapy Past – Betty Grover Eisner’s unpublished memoir about her role in developing psychedelic therapy

LSD, Insight or Insanity – Excerpts from Hearings of the Subcommittee
on the Executive Reorganization of the Senate Committee on Government Operations [concerning federal research and regulation of LSD-25]
May 24, 1966