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Inner Paths to Outer Space : Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies - Rick Strassman

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

eBook Published: 27th March 2008
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""Those who regularly navigate the hyperspatial landscape that some have called the 'tryptamine dimension' have long suspected that the portals to inner and outer space may be one and the same. This book, a collaboration of the most cutting-edge shaman/neuroscientists working in this field, boldly explores this concept in a stunning tour de force." --Dennis McKenna, Ph.D., coauthor with Terence McKenna of The Invisible Landscape

"The profoundest inquiries into the nature of reality and the mystery of consciousness are made possible by the psychedelics and other spiritual technologies explored in this astonishing, groundbreaking, and utterly revolutionary book. Written by the maestros of the field, it is exactly the right book at exactly the right time. I found it gripping, thought-provoking, incredibly informative, and--on top of all that--a hugely enjoyable read." Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind and Fingerprints of the Gods

For thousands of years, voyagers of inner space--spiritual seekers, shamans, and psychoactive drug users--have returned from their inner travels reporting encounters with alien intelligences. Inner Paths to Outer Space presents an innovative examination of how we can reach these other dimensions of existence and contact otherworldly beings. Based on their more than sixty combined years of research into the function of the brain, the authors reveal how psychoactive substances such as DMT allow the brain to bypass our five basic senses to unlock a multidimensional realm of existence where otherworldly communication occurs. They contend that our centuries-old search for alien life-forms has been misdirected and that the alien worlds reflected in visionary science fiction actually mirror the inner space world of our minds. The authors show that "alien" worlds encountered through altered states of human awareness, either through the use of psychedelics or other methods, possess a sense of reality as great as, or greater than, those of the ordinary awareness perceived by our five senses.

The Spirit Molecule. SLAWEK WOJTOWICZ, M.D., is a medical oncologist working in the pharmaceutical industry in Edison, New Jersey, a science-fiction illustrator, and the author of Daydreaming. LUIS EDUARDO LUNA, Ph.D., is coauthor (with Pablo Amaringo) of Ayahuasca Visions and director of Wasiwaska: Research Centre for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Arts and Consciousness in Florian?polis, Brazil. EDE FRECSKA, M.D., is chief of psychiatry at the National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Budapest, Hungary, and a contributing author to Psychedelic Medicine.

"This book is a stellar overview of the latest in psychedelic theory. . . . Having this book is like getting your hands on the hottest underground philosophy book. It dares to link science and religion directly--not some wishy washy pseudo-theory, but hard evidence linking science and religion via psychedelics. . . . High recommended!"

Foreword by Stephen Hickman

Introduction


1 The Psychedelics: Overview of a Controversial Drug Type
Rick Strassman , M.D.

2 DMT: The Brain’s Own Psychedelic
Rick Strassman , M.D.

3 The Varieties of the DMT Experience
Rick Strassman , M.D.

4 Ayahuasca: The Sacred Vine of the Amazon
Luis Eduardo Luna , Ph.D.

5 The Varieties of the Ayahuasca Experience
Luis Eduardo Luna , Ph.D.

6 Magic Mushrooms
Slawek Wojtowicz , M.D.

7 The Shaman’s Journey: Supernatural or Natural? A Neuro-Ontological Interpretation of Spiritual Experiences
Ede Frecska , M.D.

8 How Can Shamans Talk with Plants and Animals? The Topological Roots of Plant Consciousness and Interspecies Communication
Ede Frecska , M.D.

9 Close Encounters of the Ancient Kind and Spontaneous DMT Release
Ede Frecska , M.D.

10 Hypnosis, Past Life Regression, Meditation, and More
Slawek Wojtowicz , M.D.

11 Preparation for the Journey
Rick Strassma n , M.D.

12 The Sacred Voyage: Beyond Science Fiction?
Slawek Wojtowicz , M.D.

Notes

Recommended Reading

About the Authors

Index

ISBN: 9781594779992
ISBN-10: 1594779996
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 27th March 2008
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company