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The Psychedelic Experience

A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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We are in the midst of a powerful psychedelic renaissance. After four decades of hibernation, the promise of the psychoactive 60s - that deeper self-awareness, achieved through reality-bending substances and practices, will lead to greater external harmony - is again gaining a major following. The signs are everywhere, from the influence of today's preeminent psychedelic thinker Daniel Pinchbeck, to the renewed interest in the legacy of Terence McKenna, and to the upsurge of collective, inclusive (and overtly tripped-out) cultural phenomena like the spectacle of Burning Man.

The Psychedelic Experience, created in the movement's early years by the prophetic shaman-professors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), is a foundational text that serves as a model and a guide for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries. In this wholly unique book, the authors provide an interpretation of an ancient sacred manuscript, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, from a psychedelic perspective. The Psychedelic Experience describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan meditation techniques and psychotropic substances.

As sacred as the text it reflects, The Psychedelic Experience is a guidebook to the wilderness of mind and an indispensable resource from the founding fathers of psychedelia.

©1964, 1992 Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert (P)2017 Vibrance Press

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just take the drugs and let what happens happen... this is boring and ridiculous advice

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  • Kuzia
  • 2017-10-20

A must have in the toolkit..

If you are planning your first trip or curious about exploring the psychedelic realms, you need some sort of guide or reference. This could be in the form of a sitter or a shaman, or through teachings of psychedelic elders. (No scientific knowledge will prepare you.)
This book is a perfect companion if you have no other. It’s not meant to be taken literally as no person’s trip is the same. Instead it will help put you in the right state of mind to have a rewarding experience and give you plenty to watch out for!

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  • CaptainK
  • 2019-04-07

Text book?

I have always thought of this book as the textbook for a class in doing sessions. The Leary psychedelic Prayer Book the lab manual to accompany the Psychedelic Experience. The prayers are perfect for reaching enlightenment during a session.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-02-13

This is a good tool to have.

Listening to this is good but having the book to reference is a good thing to have on hand. That is if you intend to do or attempt things mentioned in this book.

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  • sars
  • 2018-12-23

A ascinating interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dying. This is a must read..

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  • Tomas
  • 2019-07-03

This book is an experience on it's own!

Absolutely loved it. Narrator was nothing but amazing. By the end I was fully immersed.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-04-12

love it

a beautiful explanation of a way to help yourself and others through ego death.. I loved it.

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  • Omalley
  • 2019-04-10

Valuable knowledge and experience in this field

Cumulative results from years of testing from the greatest minds in the game. e
Esential read if contemplating experiencing the world of psychedelics.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-07-27

Very nice.<br />

A very good guide to overcome the psychedelic experience and how to get the best out of it.

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  • Dean Blades
  • 2017-09-22

Not a book about psychedelics

This book barely mentions any psychedelics at all. It would be a great book for those looking to meditate. It is also highly repetitive.

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  • 2019-04-16

Hard to listen to.

Reasonable material if you’re into that sort of thing. Not quite tedious to attend to.

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