The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Citadel Press, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 159 pages
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"In the mid-1960s, Harvard University psychology professor Timothy Leary and his colleagues ... conducted a series of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs until negative national media attention led to the suspension of their program. But they continued their pursuits in non-academic surroundings. The Psychedelic Experience is a manual based on their studies."--back cover.
  

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User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

Timothy Leary gets hate from all sides. He gets hate from squares for the obvious reasons. But he also gets hate from hippies, heads, and others who might form his own community because they somehow ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Haze - Goodreads

This is pretty much two separate books: 1.) Great, easy to comprehend, translation of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" that's not just for acid-heads and psychonauts. This is not simply another book ... Read full review

Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
11
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
29
The Period of Egoloss or Nongame Ecstasy
35
The Period of Hallucinations
47
The Period of ReEntry
77
PSYCHEDELIC SESSIONS
97
Preparation
103
Composition of the group
111
Third Bardo Preliminary Instructions
141
Instructions for the influence of thought
147
Four methods of preventing the reentry
153
Instructions for choosing a postsession personality
159
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Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., helped found the Harvard Psilocybin Project in 1960 and is now a psychotherapist and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including "The Psychedelic Experience" (with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert), "Maps of Consciousness", "Opening to Inner Light", and "The Well of Remembrance". He lives in Sonoma, California.

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