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anonymous asked:

Some good books you suggest?

Be Here Now by Ram Dass, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas, The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Grist for the Mill by Ram Dass, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, High Priest by Timothy Leary, Being Good by Hsing Yun, Think on These Things by Krishnamurti, Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – The Diary of Frida Kahlo, The Diaries of Anaïs Nin, Another e.e. cummings, The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman, I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, 1984 by George Orwell, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, No one belongs here more than you. by Miranda July… That’s probably a good start. (:

anonymous asked:

do you have any book recommendations?

The Diary of Anaïs Nin (7 volumes), The Diary of Frida Kahlo, Acorn by Yoko Ono, Be Here Now by Ram Dass, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas, Story People by Brian Andreas, in passing by Jamie Oliveira, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman, The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, Another e.e. cummings, 1984 by George Orwell, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol, 2012 and the Galactic Center by Christine R. Page

The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin–a great, historical book about four of the most arguably influential leaders of the psychedelic movement in 1960s counterculture America. Chronicles the actions and events involving Timothy Leary (the Trickster), Richard Alpert (the Seeker), Huston Smith (the Teacher), and Andrew Weil (the Healer) and how they came to be such important figures around the various psychedelics in this country (including psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and mescaline), as well as the controversial research and results that came thereafter. Read this if you have any interest in the history behind what you’re tripping on!

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LSD Research. Really interesting.

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite books? I'm going on a cross country road trip soon and I need some good reads

Anaïs Nin’s diaries are really wonderful. Be Here Now by Ram Dass is my favorite book and The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas is right after that. Those two books changed my life. The Harvard Psychedelic Club is really awesome. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman is my favorite fiction book. I just read Wildwood by Colin Meloy which is a middle school level book haha but it’s like 500 pages long and I read it in a couple days, it’s really good and fun! Now I’m reading High Priest by Timothy Leary which is an account of 16 of his most important psychedelic trips. So there’s a few. (:

anonymous asked:

What is Be Here Now about? Also who is ram dass?

Be Here Now is a book on spirituality, yoga, meditation, living in the moment. It has three parts to it. The first part is about the transformation of Richard Alpert to Ram Dass. The second part is a little over 100 pages long. I don’t really know how to describe it! It’s full of beautiful drawings and words that kind of blow your mind. The first time I read it, it took me months. It was so much to take in I couldn’t do it all at once. When he wrote it, he was in a room with a bunch of people and they had stamps and they just started writing and drawing it on these large cardboard sheets. The third part is called “Cook Book for a Sacred Life” and its 121 pages long. some of the sections are about gurus, asanas, mantras, energy, yoga, meditation, psychedelics, dying, etc. There’s a last little part about what other books to “hang out with.” Having the book in your hands is the best but if you don’t want to buy it, you can read it all online here (xx). Ram Dass was a Jewish, gay Harvard professor. Him and Timothy Leary started a psychedelic club and they did studies with graduate students. He played a major roll in the psychedelic movement at the beginning of the 60’s. They would have communes in homes where they would just all do LSD. Ram Dass’ born name is Richard Alpert. He and Timothy Leary got kicked out of Harvard over a controversy dealing with LSD and undergraduate students. A little while after that, they went their separate ways and each had their own sort of communes and festivals and meetings. He ended up going to India and it changed his whole life. He met a guru, Maharishi, and he named him Ram Dass, which means servant of God. Changed his entire being. There’s so much more to his journey and to the book. If you want to really know about all of that, read The Harvard Psychedelic Club. It talks about everything. It’s one of my favorite books. So there’s a little bit about both. (: