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Welcome to what will surely become a goldmine of interestingness :)

this time, what are your favourite litterary companions?

here's mine.

Electric Kool Aid Acid test - Tom Wolfe

Anything touched by Hunter S. Thompson.

LSD; My problem Child - The man himself, Dr. Albert Hoffmann

DMT: The spirit molecule - Dr. Rick Strassman

Plants of The Gods - Albert Hoffmann and Richard Shultes

Karma Sutra - Unknown?

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

Deloused storybook - Cedric Bixler Zavala

The Necronomicon - HP Lovecraft

Might as well add films too.

What the bleep do we know?

Pink Floyd Live in Pompeii

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Union

One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest (also a good book)

The Magic Trip

Daft Punk's Electroma

A Clockwork Orange

Up in Smoke :)

I showed you mine, You show me yours.

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I'm sure someone will point out there are many similar threads around, but no harm in starting a fresh one.

I thought Doors of Perception was rather dull, but I guess for a book published in 1954 it was quite progressive.

Some good/interesting books I have read:

The Hashish Eater - Fitz Hugh Ludlow

Confessions of an English Opium Eater - Thomas De Quincey

Tryptamine Palace - James Oroc

Breaking Open the Head - Daniel Pinchbeck

Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas - Christian Rätsch

Supernatural - Graham Hancock

The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross - John Allegro

Aya - Rak Razaam

True Hallucinations - Terence McKenna

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I found the doors relevant and profound in such a simple way, ripe with meaning in many plaes, lacking in others.

I'll have to check those out:)

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i read cities of the red night in year 11, i thought that was pretty full on.

also The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, fucking brilliant.

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i miss teotzlcoatl and his crazy lists..

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i couldn't recommend masashi kishimoto's naruto enough

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^ specially if you have a vagina and cry all the time

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I spent forever listening to Terence Mckenna. He's still my favourite when it comes to listening to anyone else's experiences. True Hallucinations is a pretty cool read, I have that as audio too which makes it fun whilst walking through the dunes.

Must add that Dale Pendell is a fascinating read, it's so strange how different a man can sound. His books are like magic.

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i have actually cried many times while watching/reading naruto, what of it?

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hahaha!

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hahaha!

yes indeed, it's good to perpetuate asinine notions to increase one's self worth.

win for hyper-reality.

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Terrance Mckenna is amazing, i love his lectures, all of them.

He changed how i look at alot of things..

RIP Terrance!

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I second Dale Pendell, in particular the Pharmako series. He's a protege of Gary Snyder, a vigorous thinker, doesn't adopt all the tired old cliches of psychedelic culture and he's a poet up there with Herbert and Ashbury.

A little more tangental to mainstream psychedelia, but interesting nonetheless, is ecofeminist Starhawk. Great perspectives on contemporary feminism in a technocratic capitalist world, with a little Pagan/Wiccan spirituality thrown in to please my hippie side.

And the greatest psychedelic philosopher that psychedelia has no interest in: Heidegger. It's highly unlikely that Heidegger had any first hand knowledge of psychedelics (though there is a connection with Ernst Junger, and in turn, Hoffman) but there is no thinker who studies the outer reaches of language, space and time with such clarity, originality and relentless force. I've never seen The Tryptamine Realm and its thought processes described so accurately. Required reading for any courageous psychonauts out there.

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Murray Ball- Footrot Flats

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Murray Ball- Footrot Flats

Incog: Man, I love you.

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