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Psychedelics
Code Name Price Description  
00602 Ram Dass
One Mans Journey To The East
$18.95 Ram Dass talks about his personal journey - from being a professor at Harvard, through a period of psychedelics use, to finding his guru in India, as well as the continuing changes in his life. - 1969 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
00801 Grof, Stan
The Cosmic Game
$18.95 Grof talks about perceptions of the universe in non-ordinary states of consciousness, in direct experience of other realities. The lecture is interwoven with personal anecdotes. - 1987 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
00802 Grof, Stan
New Paradigm Psychotherapy
$11.95 Based on his work using psychedelics as a theraputic tool in the 50's and 60's, Grof talks about his image of the human mind. He than explores what useful generalizations for non-drug therapy can be drawn from his observations - 1980 Esalen - One Audiotape
00805 Grof, Stan
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
$11.95 Western science recognizes as real only those phenomena that can be observed and measured. Ancient cultures recognize a hierarchy of realities, some manifest, some latent, some only experienced. These cultures see humans as divine and offer many techniques for the relief of suffering. - 1982 Bombay - One Audiotape
00806 Grof, Stan
Journeys Beyond The Brain
$11.95 Grof discusses observations of the human mind from LSD research and techniques of mysticism that we cannot squeeze into established ways of thinking. - 1979 Esalen - One Audiotape
00808 Grof, Stan
LSD Therapy
$11.95 For many years Grof conducted numerous studies with LSD subjects in Czechoslovakia. His analysis of records from more than 2600 sessions with patients, scientists, philosophers and persons facing death, gives unique insights related to basic metaphysical questions. - 1968 Esalen - One Audiotape
00809 Grof, Stan
Fear Of Dying
$11.95 Grof speaks of the past history, and his own use, of psychedelic therapy with individuals who are terminally ill, and of how undergoing a death/rebirth experience can make profound changes in the relationship of those individuals to their values and to their fear of dying. - 1975 Esalen - One Audiotape
00903 Harman, Willis
Origins Of Psychedelics
$11.95 touches down in Switzerland, where Rudolf Steiner's community wanted to reclaim the wisdom of the ages and in the 1 Harman takes us on a detailed and entertaining journey through the early history of psychedelic drug research. He 930s searched for substances such as those used by indigenous peoples throughout the world; in Canada, where in the 1940s Hoffer and Osmond approached the treatment of alcoholics by using mind-revealing chemicals; and in the United States, where Harman helped establish the short-lived Institute for Psychedelic Research. - 1977 Palo Alto, Ca - One Audiotape
01102 Huxley, Aldous
Visionary Experience
$11.95 Huxley explores that other world of the mind familiar to mystics, artists, children, and poets whose intellect gives way to luminous vision. Evidence of the visionary is found in art, religion, theater, and pageantry, and we all hold some unconscious inkling of it. (Titled Natural History of Visions in 1959.) - 1961 Cambridge - One Audiotape
01301 Leary, Tim
Power Of Imprinting
$18.95 Leary discusses the vast impack imprinting has on the way we perceive and live our lives. He takes us through the evolution of man from his origins in the sea to contemporary times - 1982 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
01302 Leary, Tim
American Culture 1945-1985
$11.95 Leary, who says he "never wanted credibility but is more concerned with incredibility," talks of change and a hopeful outlook after eight years of living in a cocoon, the Nixon presidency. His optimism stems from his perception that the intelligent men and women social changers of the 1960s have taken over positions of responsibility in the 1970s. He expounds on the three Ms of evolution - mutation, metamorphosis, and migration - and his views on space migration and life extention. - 1977 Kentfield, Ca - One Audiotape
01603 Metzner, Ralph
Psychedelics and The Inner World
$11.95 Metzner reviews psychedelic compounds and their effects, explores the relationship between the psychedelic experience and Eastern philosophy and practice, and speaks of the rituals of traditional peoples who carefully design and control psychedelic use. - 1968 Esalen - One Audiotape
01701 Munn, Henry
The Fable Of Vissionary Drink
$11.95 Munn relates the many myths describing the origin of yagä (ayahuasca), the potent visionary hallucinogen. - 1977 Esalen - One Audiotape
01702 Munn, Henry
Mushrooms And Culture
$11.95 In cultures that use mushrooms, Munn says, people experience a return to the genesis of all things. - 1977 Esalen - One Audiotape
02601 Weil, Andrew
Psychoactive Drugs Through Human History
$11.95 Weil feels there are neither good drugs nor bad drugs, only drugs that are used wisely or unwisely. He defines drug abuse as the use of any substance, legal or not, in such a way that it seriously threatenes a person`s health or their social or economic functioning. - 1983 Santa Barbara, Ca - One Audiotape
02603 Weil, Andrew
Use and Abuse Of Beneficial Plants
$18.95 In this talk, Weil talks of the relationship that people form with plants for food, medicine and recreation. - 1982 Santa Cruz, Ca - Two Audiotapes
02604 Weil, Andrew
Altered States With Out Drugs
$11.95 Weil responds to recurrent questions: Is it possible to reproduce the essential features of altered states triggered by drugs, without using drugs? Why is there such fear in our culture towards altered states of consciousness? - 1976 Esalen - One Audiotape
03001 Capra, Fritjof and Stan Grof
Beyond Time and Space
$18.95 The outer journey taken by physicists, who have been probing into ever deeper levels of matter, and the inner journey, exploring ever deeper levels of consciousness with the help of psychedelics, are both seen as journeys into worlds far beyond the world of sensory experience, with very similar conceptual problems. - 1977 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
03201 Hastings, Arthur and Jim Fadiman
Psychedelics and Paranormal Psychology
$11.95 Fadiman and Hastings, also a transpersonal psychologist, speaks on the subject of whether the use of psychedelics enhances certain kinds of paranormal phenomena and psychic facilitation. - 1971 Uc Davis - One Audiotape
03202 Fadiman, James
Hasidic and Sufi Stories
$11.95 Rather than working on the intellect, teaching stories speak directly to transpersonal dimensions to give us a basic vocabulary and tools for deep insights. - 1980 Esalen - One Audiotape
03501 Hofmann, Albert
LSD and Nature Of Reality
$11.95 Hofmann recounts the tale of his discovery of LSD and gives a detailed history of its chemical compound and medical uses. - 1978 San Francisco - One Audiotape
03502 Hofmann, Albert
Interviewed By Stan Grof
$11.95 Hoffman is interviewed by Grof, who as a psychiatric intern in Czechoslvakia, received samples of LSD from Hoffman at Sandoz. This than profoundly influenced Grof`s life work. - 1984 Esalen - One Audiotape
03503 Hofmann, Albert
Transmitter / Receiver
$11.95 Hofmann uses the transmitter-receiver metaphor for reality to illustrate that reality, experienced and imagined, is not a fixed state but a dynamic process. - 1984 Esalen - One Audiotape
03905 Lilly, John
Safety Of Cyclone's Center
$18.95 Drawing from his book The Center of the Cyclone, Lilly shares advice for navigators in unknown spaces. He draws from his personal life history, his involvement in scientific projects, the development of his values and the his own experience with inner space travel. - 1970 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
04201 Naranjo, Claudio
Goodness Of The Devil
$11.95 Naranjo talks about mythology, theology, poetry, psychological states and drugs in relation to the "devil." - 1969 Esalen - One Audiotape
04203 Naranjo, Claudio
Ayahuasca
$11.95 Naranjo takes us on his journey in the 1960s, from Harvard University to the jungles of the Amazon, to find ayahuasca. - 1975 Esalen - One Audiotape
07301 Osmond, Humphrey
Early Psychedelic History
$11.95 Osmond, who coined the word psychedelic, traces the early history of the use of psychedelics through his own role in that history. Part of that story includes his introducing Aldous Huxley to mescaline. - 1976 Esalen - One Audiotape
09601 Rivas, Don Agustin
Ayahuasca Icaros
$11.95 The Icaros are magic songs by which the shaman communicates with the spirits. The healer learns them during ingestion of the plant-teacher; they are sung or played during ayahuasca ceremonies to heal, to defend against evil, to shape the visions, and to call forth helper spirits. - 1989 Amazon - One Audiotape
10801 Wasson, Gordon
Magic Mushrooms and Maria Sabina
$18.95 Wasson recounts the story of his and his wife's journeys to discover the role of mushrooms in human life throughout the ages. Their interest focused on the mushroom's sacred or entheogenic use in the religion of early man. Entheogenic means God within us, and refers to those plant substances that, when ingested, give one a divine experience.In the mid 1950s, Wasson discovered an existing mushroom cult in Oaxaca, Mexico where the people still use entheogenic mushrooms as a part of daily human activity and as a source of constant spiritual strength. He descrobes, in intimate detail, his journey to the village of Huautla de Jimenez and his work there with Curandera Maria Sabrina. - 1975 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
10803 Wasson, Gordon
Ancient Entheogenic Images
$11.95 Wasson examins, in great detail, the Aztec statue of Xochipilli, the "Prince of Flowers.[` He then goes on to explore other statues and images depicting the use of scared plants. Since the discussion is rich with his knowledge and wit, the recording can be appreciated without seeing the slides he used through the original talk. - 1975 Esalen - One Audiotape
11401 Tarnas, Richard
Astrology, Psychedelics and The Archetypes
$11.95 What astrology seems to be is a highly developed form of meditation into archetypal consciousness, says Tarnas, describing astrology as a series of highly subtle, very liberating clues to help us map experiences that transcend our normal conception of ourselves and the external world - experiences he refers to as archetypal. He speaks of finding a profound correlation between astrological transits and the experiences of participants in Stan Grof's psychedelic therapy sessions. - 1979 Boston - One Audiotape
13701 Shulgin, Alexander
Biochemistry of Psychodelics
$18.95 In this informal talk, Shulgin explores the history of discovery and research on psychedelic compounds, tracing possible evolutionary correspondences between plant etheogens and neurotransmitters in the human brain. - 1975 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
13702 Shulgin, Alexander
Plants and Compounds
$11.95 Shulgin gives a comprehensive non-technical discussion of plant sources of ibogaine, harmaline, psyilocybin, DMT, khat, mescaline, and many other chemicals. Partically of interest to non-scientists wanting to know more the botany and chemistry of psychoactive plants. - 1979 Mill Valley, Ca - One Audiotape
13703 Shulgin, Alexander
Psychedelics and Why I Study Them
$11.95 In describing why he has devoted his life to the study of entheogens, Shulgin reveals how his deeply committed personal philosophy has grown out of experience with various substances. His review of the history and politics related to psychedelics refers to LSD, MDMA, ketamine, and mescaline, as well as many lesser-known chemicals. - 1983 Santa Barbara - One Audiotape
13704 Shulgin, Alexander
Chemistry Of Mescaline
$11.95 Shulgin here presents a detailed talk on the chemical structure of alkaloids found in peyote and the associated neural responses of the human brain. Some famility with chemistry is helpful in listening to this presentation. - 1978 San Francisco - One Audiotape
32008 Turner, D. M.
The Essential Psychedelic Explorer (Interviewed by Elizabeth Gips)
$11.95 interviewed By Elizabeth Gips - 1995 Santa Cruz, Ca - One Audiotape
40025 Hoeller, Stephan
Aldous Huxley - Perennial Philosopher
$11.95 One Audiotape
40026 Hoeller, Stephan
Gerald Heard - Guide Of Souls
$11.95 One Audiotape
07302 Osmond, Humphrey
Medicine and Altered States
$11.95  
CU001 Myerhoff, Barbara
Peyote Hunt: Sacred Journey Of The Huichol (Book)
$13.95 Myerhoff's account of the sacred pilgrimage of the Huichol Indians to their original homeland, with scholarly exposition of the symbols, myths, and rituals that make Huichol life unique and beautiful, presents a rare view into a living tradition. 285 pages. - - One BOOK
KI001 Native American Church
Peyote Road (Video)
$30.95 This documentary film explores thr history of the use of the cactus peyote as a religious sacrament by North America indigenous people. This centuries old way of life has been embroided in controversy. Interviews with experts in the fields of theology, law, medicine, and anthopology are interwoven with the art, music, and philosophy of the Native American Church. 60 min. - - One VIDEO
13801 Schultes, Richard
Botany Of Hallucinogen
$11.95 One Audiotape
KI002 Native American Church
Peyote Road (Audio of the Video)
$11.95 One Audiotape