Psychedelic Shamanism, Updated Edition

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/26/2011
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Psychedelic Shamanismpresents the spiritual and shamanic properties of psychotropic plants and discusses how they can be used to understand the structure of human consciousness. Author Jim DeKorne offers authoritative information about the cultivation, processing, and correct dosages for various psychotropic plant substances including the belladonna alkaloids, d-lysergic acid amide, botanical analogues of LSD, mescaline, ayahuasca, DMT, and psilocybin. Opening with vivid descriptions of the authorrs"s personal experiences with psychedelic drugs, the book describes the parallels that exist among shamanic states of consciousness, the use of psychedelic catalysts, and the hidden structure of the human psyche. DeKorne suggests that psychedelic drugs allow us to examine the shamanic dimensions of reality. This worldview, he says, is ubiquitous across space, time, and culture, with individuals separated by race, distance, and culture routinely describing the same core reality that provides powerful evidence of the dimensional nature of consciousness itself. The book guides the reader through the imaginal realm underlying our awareness, a world in which spiritual entities exist to reconnect us with ourselves, humanity, and our planet. Accurate drawings of plants, including peyote,Salvia divinorum,and San Pedro, enhance the bookrs"s usefulness.

Table of Contents

About the Coverp. xi
Preface to 1994 Editionp. x
Preface to 2011 Editionp. v
The Shamanic Hypothesisp. 1
Altered Statesp. 3
Shamanic Dimensionsp. 43
The Experience of Many Worldsp. 51
Living in the One Worldp. 63
The Entities of the Imaginal Realm, Part Onep. 73
The Entities of the Imaginal Realm, Part Twop. 89
Psychedelic Catalystsp. 101
The Belladonna Alkaloidsp. 103
D-Lysergic Acid Amide: Morning Glory Seedsp. 119
Mescaline: Peyote and San Pedrop. 133
Ayahuasca and Its Analogues: Harmine and DMTp. 145
Smokable Tryptamines from Plantsp. 165
Psilocybin: "Magic Mushrooms"p. 173
Some Other Psychedelic Plantsp. 185
Extraction Proceduresp. 199
Some Thoughts on Techniquep. 201
Afterword to 1994 Editionp. 215
Afterword to 2011 Editionp. 219
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 239
About the Authorp. 247
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