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The Shaman’s Journeybook

The resurgence of interest in the related topics of shamanism and altered states of consciousness has been picking up pace in the last decade – Terence McKenna’s ‘Archaic Revival’ seems to be well underway. To complement this reinvigoration of the scene, Australian publisher and writer Rak Razam is offering a new and wonderful anthology dedicated to exploring the modern usage of sacramental plants, traditional and contemporary shamanism, as well as analysis of the current state of global psychedelic culture and its place in a sustainable future. Featuring a brilliant list of contributors and interviewees, The Journeybook offers…

…an essential map of hyperspace for the contemporary psychonaut and the uninitiated alike. Travel through time and space and partake of mushrooms at Harvard, hemp in Nimbin, DMT in the Amazon and anti-depressants in the suburbs of the West, to name but a few of the experiences which await you. Dance at Dionysian festivals, meet alchemists in the laboratories of Switzerland, trippers in the corporate highrises of Brisvegas, and journey to the edge of the universe within our anthology’s pages…

It features interviews with Terence McKenna (previously unpublished), Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, as well as articles by Rak Razam, Erik Davis, Graham St John, Tim Parish, Tim Boucher, Dave Cauldwell, Des Tramacchi, Brummbaer and IS. At 250 pages, it is fully illustrated with over 50 pages of colour paintings, photography and digital graphics from the Undergrowth art collective, including new works by regular Undergrowth contributors Gerhard Hillmann, Oliver Dunlop, Izwoz, Ahimsa, Tim Parish, Rak Razam and others.

The Journeybook is an essential handbook for those interested in the subject of consciousness, spirituality and understanding the rich pharmacopia of thought that exists beyond the confines of mainstream cosmology.

Read on. Tune in. Discover.

You can preview The Journeybook using Flipbook at the website (or alternately there is a ‘sampler’ PDF available for download. At $AUS40, it works out quite cheap for those in the US and UK on current exchange rates, especially for a 250 page full colour, glossy book. So if you’re interested, and want to support quality independent publications, grab yourself a copy.

  1. Disclaimer
    I couldn’t help to take notice of the disclaimer at their page:

    [quote]This book and website are published in the spirit of intellectual exploration and consciousness expansion. The ideas contained within are only that: ideas. Hallucinogenic plants and psychedelic substances may be harmful and illegal in many parts of the world, and users take them at their own risk. Undergrowth and the individual contributors herein do not endorse the use of psychedelic drugs by unqualified persons and cannot be held responsible for any misadventures resulting from the misuse of information presented here. Tripper, know thyself.

    In the words of Timothy Leary: “I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.”[/quote]

    …Wonder if this page is being banned in some countries. I also wonder if you could get in trouble with the Customs office of some nations after order it 😉

    It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
    It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

    Red Pill Junkie

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