Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures

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Charles Hayes
Penguin, Nov 1, 2000 - Social Science - 512 pages
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Taking a balanced, objective approach, the book depicts a broad spectrum of altered states, from the sublime to the terrifying. Included are fifty narratives about unforgettable psychedelic experiences from an international array of subjects representing all walks of life. Supplemental essays provide a synopsis of the history and culture of psychedelics and a discussion of the kinetics of tripping.
 

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While reading the pieces in this anthology--skimming some, lingering with others--I was struck by the wide range of differences between contributors; where and when they were from, what they were into ... Read full review

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The bulk of this book consists of 50 first-hand accounts of the authors' experiences on various drugs, including cannabis, peyote, LSD, and Ecstasy. The narrators, drawn from across the globe, include ... Read full review

Contents

TRAWLING thE GHOST STREAM
THE ROAD SEEN ONLY BY THE DREAMER
ICONS IN THE WINDOW TO THE ANCESTRAL MANSE
PEALING FACES
DAZED IN THE DESERT AT THE END OF TIME
WAT OF THE WORLD
ORVILLE AND ICARUS
EAT THE MOMENT
THE PSYCHEDELIC IS THE CREATOR
IS THIS A TRAP OR A WELCOME?
THE COLLAPSIBLE DISK
SOUNDING THE BLACK BOX OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS
OVER THE SPILLWAY
THE V IN MY PATH
A BLINK OF RABBIT FUR
DO I WANT TO BE SEEING THIS?

THIS FLESH DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO BURN
THATS WHEN I REALIZED I WAS OUT OF MY SENSES
HEAVEN
WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN?
I REALIZED I WAS DEAD
THEY DONT SHOW YOU ALL THIS ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN JUST TO DESTROY YOU ON YOUR WAY DOWN
UNBRIDLED
MY ENTHEOGENIC AGENDA
SAVED BY THE BELLE
TRYPTAMINE VENTURES
SINISTER TOYS AND THE INTERNET OF SOULS
HALLUCINATING THE HORROR OF SOBRIETY
RIDE THE SNAKE AND BREAK ON THROUGHORCRASHING THE SNAKE DANCE
EVERYBODY LOOKED LIKE AN INVERTEBRATE
TRIPPING DOWN UNDER
HELLS DEN AND PANS GLEN
AN EARLY ABSOLUTION
THE SHINING ONES
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I TOUCHED IT?
THE ORGASM DEATH DANCE
THE PRICE OF A MOMENTS DOUBT
MY FIRST TRIP
AN AWAKENING FROM WITHIN
THEN THE EMOTIONS STARTED HAPPENING
THE MENACING ORGASM THAT ALMOST MELTED ME AWAY
FIRST COMMUNION WITH LIFE
HOW DO I DIE IF IM NOT HERE?
TO EITHER DIE OR COME
IVE DEFINITELY BEEN PSYCHOTIC
PORTALS OF FLAME PETALS OF THE LOTUS BLOSSOM
PSYCHEDELIC TERRA FIRMA
I WASNT WORRIED THAT ID DONE THIS TO MYSELF
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS THOUGHT WE COULD BE
EVERYTHING ELSE WAS NORMAL
THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN PEDRO THE DIVINE
THE VISION MADE IT REAL
BLACK LIKE I NEVER SAW BLACK BEFORE
I HAD ATHEORYWHO I WAS
THE IMMIGRANTS LANDING
THE APOSTATES HOMECOMING
OUR LADY OF THE EASTERN STAR
THE INITIATE
THE ORGANISMIC DISPLAY MONITOR
PEACHES AND SCREAM
A THOUSAND CRUISE MISSILES POINTED STRAIGHT AT MY BRAIN STEM
LOOSING THE HOUNDS OF WAR
MEMOIRS OF AN ACIDSALVED WAR PHOTOGRAPHER
ON TRIPS AND TRIPPING
ON CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY THE FUTURE AND THE END OF TIME
DENNIS MCKENNA ON THE TRYPTAMINES
EPIGRAPH
BASIC FEATURES OF THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND PERSPECTIVES USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS BOOK
JEREMY
APPENDIX
BOOKS
PERIODICALS
ARTICLES
FILMS AND TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES
WEBSITES
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Charles Hayes has been a writer/editor for a variety of businesses and organizations, a communications manager for a marketing firm, and a journalist whose work has appeared in The Earth Times and E Magazine. A resident of Westchester County, New York, Charles can be contacted by email at trippingtales@aol.com and at his website, www.psychedelicadventures.com

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