An armchair traveller’s guide to all substances psychedelic! Readers will learn about their properties, use, lore, place in history, and their current research and applications as medicine.
The history of psychedelic plants and substances is full of colourful, fascinating facts and stories, and intriguing questions.
Did U.S. Army Intelligence really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique? Why does Ayahuasca have such a long history of use in Peru? Science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for years: psychedelics have transformative healing properties.
Many psychedelic plants and substances have a long history of being incorporated into various healing traditions – such as cannabis and opium in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Magic Medicine explores the fascinating history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their growing inclusion modern medicine, science, and culture.