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Albert Hoffman - LSD My Problem Child. 1st edition hardback signed by Albert Hoffman and Jonathan Ott. Finding a first (english) edition of this is hard enough- finding one signed by the father of LSD that much harder. Extremely rare.
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trip magazine 1992: ketamine, the 2c-t-7 deaths, dancesafe, interview with John C. Lilly and much more.
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the MAPS produced videos (ecstasy rising, ayahuasca
, and ibogaine
) were never shrink wrapped- but are brand new and never out of the case. All other DVD's are new and sealed.
Ecstasy Rising DVD Compilation
This special DVD of “Ecstasy Rising” is perhaps the best documentary ever made about MDMA. This Peter Jennings special originally aired in 2004 on a special edition of ABC’s “Primetime Thursday” in which Jennings tells the previously untold story of Ecstasy. The compilation includes special interviews with MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin as well as with Pharmacologist and Chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin -- the godfather of Ecstasy.
Ibogaine: Rite of Passage Documentary DVD
“Ibogaine: Rite of Passage” is a documentary about the use of the controversial substance ibogaine for the treatment of opiate
addiction. Ibogaine is a psychoactive
substance derived from the African plant iboga
. It is used during ritual initiations of the Bwiti people in Gabon. In the 1960s, American researcher and heroin addict Howard Lotsof discovered the anti-addictive properties of ibogaine. Not long after his discovery, the use of ibogaine became illegal in the United States and remains illegal there today.*
“Ibogaine: Rite of Passage” follows an American heroin addict through an ibogaine session at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. Through a series of critical interviews with former addicts, ibogaine facilitators, and other experts, the documentary asks if the controversial status of ibogaine is due to economics or to its hallucinogenic effects? The DVD includes the official trailer, information about ibogaine treatment centers and other resources related to ibogaine and opiate addiction, and a filmography of the director. Subtitled in English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. You may also visit Ibogaine: Rite of Passage on the Lunart Productions website for more information about the film.
The film was completed thanks to the generosity of Custom House Publishers, For A Better World, Inc., and the Rotary of Antwerp,
Vine Of The Soul DVD - Encounters with Ayahuasca
Can a sacred plant from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills.
Today, thousands of Westerners, seeking healing and spiritual awakening, attend ayahuasca ceremonies around the world to drink the vision-inducing tea and experience dramatic transformations in their lives.
"Vine of the Soul” is a documentary that explores this brave new world, offering insights into the nature of faith, mystical experience and self-healing through a heightened state of consciousness.
Filmmaker Richard Meech follows key protagonists as they journey to Peru – and back home – capturing in verité style both the life-altering epiphanies and nights of terror encountered after drinking the sacred brew.
Is ayahuasca a doorway to direct knowledge of the divine or a path that leads to psychological trauma? Can it cure modern addictions to drugs and alcohol
or is ayahuasca itself a possible substance of abuse? Some people call it a medicine, others a sacrament; the Amazonian shamans say it is simply a ‘plant teacher’ that tells you what you need to know.
Throughout the film, in-depth interviews with Peruvian and Canadian shamans, ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna, addiction
expert Dr. Gabor Maté and scholar Kenneth Tupper speak to the increasing use of ayahuasca outside the Amazon and the potential benefits for Western medicine, personal spiritual growth and a new understanding of nature.
Featuring Guillermo Arévalo, Metsa Niwue and Ronin Niwe. Shot on location at Espíritu de Anaconda near Iquitos, Peru and at other locations in North America.
National Geographic "Inside LSD"
LSDs inventor Albert Hofmann called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments exploited its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into madness. Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD, including the first human trials in over 35 years. Using enhanced brain imaging, non-hallucinogenic versions of the drug and information from an underground network of test subjects who suffer from an agonizing condition for which there is no cure, researchers are finding that this "trippy" drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future. Can it enhance our brain power, expand our creativity and cure disease? To find out, Explorer puts LSD under the microscope.
the CIA's LSD Brothel, Interview with one of the 20 Preachers involved with Leary's Miracle of Good Friday Experiment, New Interview with Ram Dass
, and Yippie Paul Krassner , the godfather of LSD Blotter Mark McCloud, Nick Sands and much, much more.
Festival Express (DVD, 2004)
In the summer of 1970, a rock festival travelled across Canada by luxury train, stopping in Toronto, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Lured by the promise of a mobile party, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Band, Buddy Guy, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Ian & Sylvia signed on to the tour for a fraction of their usual fees. The performances and the stars' antics on the train were both filmed, only to be locked away for 25 years. The colorful and thrilling results, seen here for the first time, capture these artists at their loosest and most natural. Fans of Joplin and the Dead will find reason to rejoice in the playful footage of these icons enjoying each other's company on the train, as well as their blistering stage performances. The events are also put into context through new interviews with the surviving musicians, including Buddy Guy, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart, who speak frankly and humorously about the tour. Once buried in reputation by the era's other historic concert events such as Woodstock, or the Rolling Stones at Altamont--FESTIVAL EXPRESS is proof that a monumental live event in '60s rock has been long overlooked.
Timothy Leary's Last Trip (DVD, 1998)
The long, strange trip of Dr. Timothy Leary, alternately lionized and despised as the High Priest of 1960s LSD subculture, has inspired generations in search of self-discovery and expanded consciousness. This authorized documentary of Leary's life pays homage to Leary and other '60s counterculture personalities such as Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters--who inspired Tom Wolfe's THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST--and Acid Test house band The Grateful Dead. Like other films that deal with the work of iconoclastic American heroes, such as WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: COMMISSIONER OF SEWERS and GROWING UP IN AMERICA--spotlighting '60s political radicals like Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin--this film offers testament to the power of revolutionary thought. LAST TRIP recounts Leary's early life, from his schooling at West Point and his tenure as a Harvard professor, to the university and government experiments that prompted his research into LSD and other hallucinogens
. Centering on Leary's relationships with key figures in the heyday of the drug era, archival footage and interviews chronicle the famous bus trip that first brought Leary and Kesey together. Insightful interviews with Leary toward the end of his life (he died of cancer in 1996), show that he dealt with terminal illness in a manner as colorful as the era with which he will be forever linked.
Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary
Birth of a Psychedelic Culture by Ralph Metzer- signed by Ralph Metzer
-- Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties, by Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner, an in-depth examination of the legacy of the 1960's by the two surviving facilitators of the mind-altering Harvard experiments that touched off a revolution in psychology.
The Pharmacology of LSD: A Critical Review (Paperback)*
Annelie Hintzen, Torsten Passie
[I]Published by the Beckley Foundation
LSD has a controversial and extraordinary reputation, due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness. Its experimental use lead to some groundbreaking discoveries about the brain and the deeper layers of the human psyche. After its application in neuroscience, and as a tool within psychotherapy, it was increasingly used by laymen for producing euphoria
and religious experiences. Today, there is a resurgence of interest in LSD, including its possible uses in psychotherapy and for the treatment of some headache disorders. This book represents the first ever comprehensive review of the psychological and pharmacological effects of LSD. It draws on data from more than 3000 experimental and clinical studies. The Pharmacology of LSD provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in better understanding this controversial hallucinogenic drug - including brain scientists, psychopharmacologists, addiction researchers, and psychiatrists.
The picture on the covers is from Albert Hofmann - LSD crystals under polarized light.
Life Magazine from May 13, 1957 featuring R Gordon Wasson:
Secret of "Devine Mushrooms".* Vision-giving mushrooms are discovered in a remote Mexican Village by a U. S. Banker who describes the strange ritual and effects of eating them.
This is the article that turned north america on to psychedelics / psychedelic mushrooms. An amazing (and very hard to come by) piece of history.
John Lilly signed Fractal Coast LSD Blotter Art
From a series of LSD Blotter prints commissioned by the late author Thomas Lyttle in the Early 90''s. Arguably the first blotters intended solely as art. Prints were left untrimmed and he had numerous psychedelic visionaries sign them. While most of the signed prints were numbered- few (if any) actually had the whole series signed. While Timothy Leary signed a great number, most others signed relatively few of these. Many were donated to MAPS many years ago, and these have become very hard to come by.
Beavis and Butthead Vintage LSD blotter signed by Sasha Shulgin.
This LSD blotter is from the "dirty dozen" created by the best known lsd blotter artist- Mark McCloud. He was creator of many famous blotters that circulated in the ealrly 90's- eventually put on trial by the feds and won, establishing LSD blotter as a legitimate folk artform.
€15 additional donation on top of any €50 or above donation[/h1]
(in addition to regular donation gift for that value of donation) or choice of any 2 with a €50 donation (instead of one of the other items at that level)
1988 Batman Issue of Detective Comics:
- In 1988, DC Comics released a Batman issue of the Detective Comics series where the primary villain is a young man who is given ecstasy and then goes on a killing rampage. The secondary villain is the ecstasy dealer / pusher who gives the young man the drug. This comic represents some of the absurdist "Just Say No" propaganda common in the late 1980's and is an amusing piece of War on Drugs memorabilia. This comic also represents an interesting piece of history because it came somewhat after the first crest of media frenzy about MDMA. By 1988, the "designer drug" hysteria had been mostly drowned out by the "Crack
Epidemic" scare. When Ecstasy fear mongering was reinvented in 1998-1999, the previous wave of anti-ecstasy media was all but forgotten.
The story in Batman 594, written by Alan Grant and John Wagner, is very thin and the artistry of the book, drawn by Norm Breyfogle and colored by Adrienne Roy, is of middle quality. Included here are several pages from the comic to give a flavor for the depth with which the issue is addressed and the standard drug-scare cliche plot. The story itself isn't specific to ecstasy and any "Evil Drug" could easily be inserted in place of the term "Ecstasy" and the story would make just as much sense (if not more). The storyline is all the more absurd since Ecstasy is known to be one of the psychedelic-class drugs least likely to precipitate severe traumatic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or lasting psychosis.
March 2004 issue of Playboy magazine featuring an interview with Alexander Sasha Shulgin
NOTE: I pocess more then one copy of this- for some reason playboy produced two covers for this- with the color of the models shirts alternating. So you may receive one with an alternate cover.
Rolling Stone #888 from January 31 2002 Featuring cover article "The New (legal) killer Drug. Story on 2c-t-7 deaths and research chemicals. This was just 2 years before Web Tryp and the related Operation Ismene in the UK.
April 2010 Playboy featuring 8 page article "The New PSychedelic Renaissance" and interview with Rick Doblin of MAPS.
The New Psychedelic Renaissance: The FDA is finally approving studies on LSD and MDMA for treatment. Steven Kolter follows a dying woman as she turns to these controversial miracle drugs
Future Magazine, May 1979, Leary interview on evolution ,also Todd Rundgren, hg wells, jane fonda and more
magazine from the LSD Symposium in Basel Switzerland celebrating Albert Hoffmans 100th birthday.
September 1966 Playboy magazine featuring an interview with Timothy Leary
Partial Update- still need to add a few more items, pictures, and consolidate things
The Spirit Molecule DVD
(new/sealed) &DMT The Spirit Molecule - Ltd Ed. Poster
THE SPIRIT MOLECULE weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman's groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen
found in the human brain and hundreds of plants, including the sacred Amazonian brew, ayahuasca. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT, and ayahuasca, within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers, brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and introduces us to far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness.
Several themes explored include possible roles for endogenous DMT, its theoretical role in near-death and birth experiences, alien-abduction experiences, and spiritual states, both within Eastern concepts of enlightenment and Western ideas regarding prophecy, and the uncanny similarities in Biblical prophetic texts describing DMT-like experiences. Our expert contributors offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation about indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelics within the research community, and within the larger social matrix, and current DMT research. All this, to help us understand the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human culture and evolution.
The subtle stimulating combination of science, spirituality, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy within the film’s approach sheds light on an array of ideas that could considerably alter the way humans understand the universe and their relationship to it.
Dr Julie Holland - The Pot Book - Signed by Julie Holland
The Pot Book - The Complete Guide to Cannabis
Its Role in Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture
Park Street Press, Rochester VT October,2010
Foreword by Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
Part One: An Overview of Cannabis
Introduction to Part One
1. The Subjective Effects of Cannabis _ Carl L.
Hart, Ph.D., and Matthew G. Kirkpatrick
2. Early/Ancient History _ Chris Bennett
3. Recent History _ David Malmo-Levine
4. The Botany of Cannabis _ Lyle E. Craker, Ph.D., and Zoë Gardner
5. Cannabis Grow Revolution _ Danny Danko
6. The Endocannabinoid System _ Gregory L.
Gerdeman, Ph.D., and Jason B. Schechter, Ph.D.
7. Anandamide and More _ Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., and Lumir Hanu_
8. Cannabis Laws in the United States _ Allen St. Pierre
9. On Ending Prohibition _ Ethan Nadelmann, J.D., Ph.D.
Part Two: Risks of Use and Harm Reduction
Introduction to Part Two
10. Medical Risks and Toxicology _ William Holubek, M.D.
11. Pulmonary Harm and Vaporizers _ Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.
12. Cognitive Impairment from Chronic Use _
Caroline B. Marvin and Carl L. Hart, Ph.D.
13. Mental Health Risks Associated with Cannabis Use _ Cheryl Corcoran, M.D.
14. How Real Is the Risk of Addiction? _ Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D. and
Margaret Haney, Ph.D.
15. Driving Under the Influence _ Paul Armentano
16. Arrest Statistics and Racism _ Harry G. Levine, Ph.D.
17. Getting Busted Is Not So Funny: An Interview
with Tommy Chong _ Julie Holland, M.D.
18. The Collateral Consequences of Cannabis
Convictions _ Richard Glen Boire, J.D.
19. Harm Reduction Psychotherapy _ Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D.
Part Three: The Clinical Use of Cannabis
Introduction to Part Three
20. The Clinical Applications of Medical
Marijuana: An Interview with Andrew Weil, M.D. _
Julie Holland, M.D.
21. Medical Marijuana
Research: An Interview with
Donald Abrams, M.D. _ Julie Holland, M.D.
22. MAPS and the Federal Obstruction of Medical
Marijuana Research _ Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
23. The Government's Pot Farm: An Interview with
Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D. _ Julie Holland, M.D.
and Psychiatry _ Julie Holland, M.D.
25. Cannabinoids and Neuroprotection _ Sunil K.
Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., and Gregory T. Carter, M.D.
26. Cannabis and HIV/AIDS _ Mark A. Ware, M.D., and Lynne Belle-Isle
27. Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity _ Denis J. Petro, M.D.
28. Pain Management _ Mark S. Wallace, M.D., and Ben Platt, M.D.
29. Sativex _ William Notcutt, M.D.
Part Four: Cannabis Culture
Introduction to Part Four
30. What to Tell the Children _ Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
31. Pot, Parenting, and Outing Myself _ Neal Pollack
32. Cannabis: Stealth Goddess _ Doug Rushkoff
33. Gardener's Rights, Forgetting, and
Co-Evolution: An Interview with Michael Pollan _
Julie Holland, M.D.
34. Cannabis, Business, and Philanthropy: An
Interview with Peter Lewis _ Julie Holland, M.D.
35. Thots on Pot _ Jeremy Wolff
Part Five: Steps in the Right Direction
Introduction to Part Five
36. Patients Out of Time: An Interview with Al
Byrne, L.CDR. (retired) and Mary Lynn Mathre,
R.N., C.A.R.N. _ Julie Holland, M.D.
37. Prescribing Cannabis in California _ Jeffrey Hergenrather, M.D.
38. Canadian Compassion Clubs _ N. Rielle Capler, M.H.A.
39. Dutch Drug Policy _ Mario Lap
40. A Cost Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Marijuana _ Jeffrey Miron, Ph.D.
41. The Marijuana Policy Project _ Bruce Mirken
42. The ACLU and Cannabis Drug Policy _ An Interview with Graham Boyd, J.D.
Julie Holland: Ecstasy, the Complete Guide, signed by Dr Julie Holland
able of Contents
About this Book
Introduction: Medicine for a New Millennium
by Julie Holland
1. Let X = MDMA
2. The History of MDMA
by Julie Holland, M.D.
3. What Does MDMA Feel Like?
by Gary L Bravo, M.D.
4. How MDMA Works in the Brain
by Jessica Malberg, M.D.
5. The Chemistry of MDMA
by David Nichols, Ph.D.
6. MDMA Myths and Rumors Dispelled
by Julie Holland, M.D.
7. The Godparents of MDMA
An Interview with Ann and Sasha Shulgin Risks of MDMA Use
8. Medical Risks Associated with MDMA Use
by John Henry, M.D., Joe Rella, M.D.
9. Mental Health Problems Associated with MDMA Use
by Karl L.R. Jansen, M.D., Ph.D.
10. Does MDMA Cause Brain Damage?
by Mathew Baggott and John Mendolson, M.D.
11. The Legal Status of MDMA Around the World
Julie Holland, M.D.
12. Minimizing Risk in the Dance Community
An Interview with Emanual Sferios MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
13. Using MDMA in Healing, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practice
by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., and Sophia Adamson
14. Experience with the Interpersonal Psychedelics
by Claudio Naranjo, M.D.
15. Clinical Experience with MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy
An Interview with George Greer, M.D. Potential Clinical Uses for MDMA
16. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by José Carlos Bouso
17. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Depression
by June Reidlinger, Ph.D., Pharm. D., and Michael Montagne, Ph.D.
18. Using MDMA in the Treatment of Schizophrenia
by Julie Holland, M.D.
19. Using MDMA in Alternative Medicine
An Interview with Andrew Weil, M.D. MDMA Research
20. Clinical Research with MDMA: A Worldwide Review
by Andrew Klieman, M.D., and Julie Holland, M.D.
21. Giving MDMA to Human Volunteers in Switzerland
by Alex Gamma, Ph.D., Matthias E.Liechti, M.D, and Franz Vollenweider, M.D.
22. Giving MDMA to Human Volunteers in the United States
An Interview with Charles Grob, M.D. MDMA and Society
23. Ecstasy: Prescription for Cultural Renaissance
by Douglas Rushkoff, Ph.D.
24. MDMA and Spirituality
An Interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter
25. MDMA's Promise as a Prescription Medicine
an interview with Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
Table I: Studies of Long-term Behavioral or Functional Changes After MDMA in Animals
Table II: Reported Neurofunctional Differences Between Ecstasy Users and Nonusers
Table III: Memory Studies of Ecstasy Users vs. Nonusers
"Acid Christ", Ken Kesey, LSD, And the Politics of Ecstasy by Mark Christensen signed by author, new, hardcover