Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness
Conversations with Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, Rick Strassman, Jeremy Narby, Simon Posford, and Others
David Jay Brown
Park Street Press, Rochester, VT. 2015.
Available from Inner Traditions
In this curated collection of interviews with pioneers in psychedelic thought, David Jay Brown explores the future of mind-altering drugs, hallucinogenic plants, and the evolution of human consciousness. Interviews with Albert Hofmann, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Stanley Krippner, Ralph Metzner, Dennis McKenna, Jeremy Narby, Roshi Joan Halifax, Charles Tart, Roland Griffiths and others. Demonstrating deep knowledge of his interviewees’ work, Brown elicits profound reflections from them as well as their considered opinions on the future of psychedelic drug medical research, God and the afterlife, LSD and mysticism, DMT research and non-human entity contact, problem-solving and psychedelics, ayahuasca and DNA, psilocybin and the religious experience, MDMA and PTSD, releasing the fear of death, the tryptamine dimension, the therapeutic potential of salvia, and the intersections between psychedelics and creativity, ecology, paranormal phenomena, and alternate realities. We see how psychedelics have the potential to help us survive as a species, not only by their therapeutic benefits but also by revealing our sacred connection to the biosphere and by prompting people to begin on the path of spiritual evolution. Ralph Metzner’s interview is titled “Alchemy, Ecology and Psychedelics”.