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LSD & Psychedelics Essential Books

The Archive (~170MB) is available here:

  • Alkaloids - Secrets of Life - T. Aniszewski (Elsevier, 2007) WW.pdf 6.9 MB
  • Andrew Weil - From Chocolate to Morphine - Mind-Altering Drugs HQ (1993).djvu 21 MB
  • Andrews - The Book Of Grass - An Anthology on Indian Hemp.pdf 1 MB
  • Blewett - Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of LSD-25 (1959).pdf 358.8 KB
  • Bright Star’s MDMA Synthesis for the First Time Chemist.pdf 33.4 KB
  • D.M. Turner - The Essential Psychedelic Guide.pdf 549.6 KB
  • DEA Microgram Analysis Manual - LSD Blotter Pictures 1987.pdf 4.9 MB
  • Eisner - Remembrances of LSD Therapy Past [bad font].pdf 454.7 KB
  • Fester - Practical LSD Manufacture (1995).pdf 449.1 KB
  • Furst - Hallucinogens and Culture (Chandler&Sharp, 1976).pdf 1.3 MB
  • Greg Green - The Cannabis Growers Bible.pdf 8.2 MB
  • Grof - LSD Psychotherapy (Hunter House, 1977).pdf 7.1 MB
  • Grubber - Growing the Hallucinogens [html].pdf 660 KB
  • Herer - The Emperor Wears No Clothes.pdf 843.5 KB
  • Hofmann - LSD - My Problem Child.pdf 712.1 KB
  • Hofmann - The Discovery of LSD [html].pdf 371.5 KB
  • Holland - Ecstasy - The Complete Guide (Park Street, 2001).pdf 8.2 MB
  • Huxley - The Doors Of Perception.pdf 257.7 KB
  • Inglis - The Forbidden Game - A Social History of Drugs [html].pdf 505.2 KB
  • Jay Stevens - Storming Heaven - LSD & The American Dream (Perennial, 1988).pdf 1.5 MB
  • LSD - A Documentary Report (Audio Rarity from the Sixties) / LSD - Side 1 - The Scene.mp3 20.1 MB
  • LSD - A Documentary Report (Audio Rarity from the Sixties) / LSD - Side 2 - The Trip.mp3 22.4 MB
  • LSD - A Documentary Report (Audio Rarity from the Sixties) / LSD - back cover.jpg 2.3 MB
  • LSD - A Documentary Report (Audio Rarity from the Sixties) / LSD - front cover.jpg 2.2 MB
  • LSD - A Documentary Report (Audio Rarity from the Sixties) / LSD - inside cover.jpg 4.3 MB
  • Leary,Metzner - The Psychedelic Experience.pdf 182.3 KB
  • Lee,Shlain - Acid Dreams - The Complete Social History of LSD (Grove, 1985).pdf 1.3 MB
  • Nichols - Hallucinogens.pdf 834.7 KB
  • Saunders - E for Ecstasy [html, MDMA].pdf 545.3 KB
  • Schultes - Hallucinogenic Plants - A Golden Guide [bad html].pdf 5.2 MB
  • Schultes,Hofmann - Plants of the Gods (Healing Arts, 2001).pdf 25.9 MB
  • Shulgin - Future Drugs.pdf 82.2 KB
  • Shulgin - PIHKAL - Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved [part 2 only].pdf 6.8 MB
  • Shulgin - TIHKAL - Tryptamines I Have Known And Loved [part 2 only].pdf 896.6 KB
  • Smith - Psychedelic Chemistry 2e HTML.rar 89.6 KB
  • Stafford - Psychedelics Encyclopedia 3e HQ v2.djvu 15.1 MB
  • Strassman - DMT - The Spirit Molecule (Park Street, 2001).pdf 2.3 MB
  • Tendler,May - The Brotherhood of Eternal Love (Panther, 1984) [social history of LSD].pdf 711.2 KB
  • Wasson - The Road to Eleusis.pdf 143.5 KB
  • rhodium.ws - lsd.synthesis.html 90.1 KB 

Download the full archive ~170MB HERE

Awake

I find it interesting to brainstorm about how a science fiction show could be scientifically accurate. I am currently watching the show “Awake” and it’s concept fascinates me. For those unfamiliar with the show, basically the protagonist (Michael Britton) was involved in a car wreck that killed his wife/son. He now lives in two realities, in one his wife is alive and in the other his son is alive. Every time he goes to sleep he wakes up in the other reality.

I am not sure if the show will ever resolve the science of the show but the idea of alternate realities and somewhat freely moving between them is incredibly interesting to me. One of the way this could be resolved in modern understanding of reality depends on two premises: our “souls” are not attached to our bodies and alternate universes exist that can be navigated between. It seems that the tragedy of the car wreck caused either neurological or psychological damage that has opened up the doorway for his “soul” (consciousness, identity, whatever…) to move across universes.

For this to be possible his soul must exist in a realm outside of the body, much like a video game player playing World of Warcraft. In fact, technology advancing to the point where we can control bodies in the physical realm via remote is not really science fiction at all. Everyday people control what they see and hear from miles away from the actual location of the event. It is within the realm of possibility that you could control a robot (or body) by remote and advanced virtual reality system from almost anywhere. Basically, The Matrix and Battlestar: Galactica touch on the issue of identity’s connection to the body and reality in a similar way as Awake.

What makes Awake different than The Matrix though is that both realities appear to be equally “real”. Somewhere within the physical realm is a switch that enables the soul to move among universes. Rick Strassman would likely say this switch exists in the pineal gland of the brain where DMT is controlled, while Rene Descartes would agree for different reasons.

Anyway, the show is fascinating and it is a fun concept to think about.

Strassman’s “Be Careful What You Wish For” show is everything Sale wished for.

The world’s most in demand ventriloquist, David Strassman, landed in EBBWEC last Wednesday to a warm reception.

Alternate realities and parallel universes are just the humdrum in Strassman’s “Be Careful What You Wish For” show, which sold out in December 2011. The audience were awestruck as Strassman manipulated his puppets, but it became unclear just who manipulated whom, as the puppets, Chuck in particular, progressively infiltrated Strassman’s mind.  The outstanding animatronics and projected graphics were almost as impressive as the ventriloquist’s skills, as he controlled the puppets from across the stage.

The performance was thoughtfully adapted to suit an Australian audience, with the addition of tactful in-house gags and Koala Bear, the Australian alter ego of another of Strassman’s puppets, Sid Beaverman. Despite a minor slip up in referring to Koala as a “bear” (which was promptly rectified) and a few limp jokes by Strassman’s assistant A.N.G.E.L, the performance was full of side-splitters, skilful puppetry and an abundance of raw talent.

Truly an experience, “Strasso” will entertain Australian audiences for years to come; mind-bending humour at its best.

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Chuck’s celebrity impressions Vol 2, 10/11 (by David Strassman)

You should check this guy out! He’s a genius!

DMT

“DMT provides regular, repeated, and reliable access to ‘other’ channels. The other planes of existence are always there. In fact, they are right here, transmitting all the time! But we cannot perceive them because we are not designed to do so; our hard-wiring keeps us tuned in to Channel Normal.” – Rick Strassman, M.D.

5 things you didn’t know about…uranium

1. Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, who isolated an oxide of uranium while analysing pitchblende samples from the Joachimsal silver mines in the former Kingdom of Bohemia.

2. It took until 1938 by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman to discover that uranium could be split to release energy – fission.

3. This radioactive metal is unique in that one of its isotopes, uranium-235, is the only naturally occurring isotope capable of sustaining a nuclear fission reaction.

4. Uranium is 40 times more naturally abundant than silver.

5. As of May 2016, 30 countries worldwide are operating 444 nuclear reactors for electricity generation. Nuclear power plants provided 10.9% of the world’s electricity production in 2012.

To read more on the history and properties of a wide-range of materials and elements, read our Material of the Month features by Anna Ploszajski at bit.ly/1SNOQII