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Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures

Series: Compass
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, LCO010000, SOC026000
ISBN: 9781101157190, Related ISBNs: 0140195742, 1101157194, 9780140195743, 9781101157190
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 512,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A collection of transformational, awe-provoking psychedelic experiences. 

In Tripping, Charles Hayes has gathered fifty narratives about unforgettable psychedelic experiences from an international array of subjects representing all walks of life--respectable Baby Boomers, aging hippies, young ravers, and accomplished writers such as John Perry Barlow, Anne Waldman, Robert Charles Wilson, Paul Devereux, and Tim Page. Taking a balanced, objective approach, the book depicts a broad spectrum of altered states, from the sublime to the terrifying. Hayes's supplemental essays provide a synopsis of the history and culture of psychedelics and a discussion of the kinetics of tripping. Specially featured is an interview with the late Terence McKenna, who was perhaps the preeminent psychedelic spokesperson of our time. A storehouse of astonishing, often otherworldly tales, Tripping is a compendium of forbidden memories that enables readers to trip vicariously or compare notes on their own experiences.

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