Psychedelic Horizons

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This is a different kind of book about psychedelics.Rather than describing psychedelic experiences, it presents four future-oriented ideas ‘coming over the psychedelic horizon’, which illustrate the potential benefits of psychedelics for humanity: # Stanislav Grof’s view of our minds as a way to understand works of art (looking at Disney’s Snow White).# The evidence that psychedelic-occasioned mystical experiences can boost our immune systems.# Psychedelics as a way of adding new cognitive programmes to our thinking skills.# Applying the ideas from Part 3 to learning.
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"Psychedelic Horizons fits nicely into the border between more mainstream and transpersonal psychology . . . a good introductory overview of some important topics in transpersonal psychology." L.M. Leitner, PsycCritriques (APA Review of Books)"Psychedelic Horizons makes for fascinating reading ... very thought-provoking, information and entertaining" Bruce Sewick, Erowid"Roberts’s ideas are described in a refreshing and remarkably personal way. … a fascinating examination of the possibilities for the human mind." High Times"His chapter on “Snow White-Grof’s Landmarks in Disney’s Land” is a whimsical, psychedelic interpretation of Snow White that will change the way you read this fairy tale." Tripzine"An outstanding study of the human mind and what may actually be beneficially derived from the use of psychedelic experiences for the human mind, body, and overall cognitive processes. Midwest Review of Books"In part three, “multistate Mind”, the book goes from being interesting to mind boggling." Plausible Futures Newsletter"Psychedelic Horizons will hopefully lead the way towards an enlightened view of psychedelics and their responsible use, in the West and throughout the world." Martin Williams, Undergrowth"He proposes essential and radical reformulations of ideas in medicine, psychology, and education. … My world is richer, more open, and more inviting now." – James Fadiman"The initial effect ... is puzzling, a state where i felt something deeper existed within the fragments being layed out ... and then there is an 'a ha!' moment where the peices click in to place. From then on the book unfolds aspect after aspect of original thought, leading to a brighter future view - an affirming trip." Kelly Morris, The Lancet."Walsh and Roberts are surely right to argue that no psychology or science that ignores psychedelics can be complete." Scientific and Medical Network Review.'A good read for anybody interested in psychedelics, or altered or expanded (multi) states of Consciousness. ... I want to do Tom's classes!' Francis C. Biley, Bournemouth University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845400415
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Societas Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS B. ROBERTS is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations at Northern Illinois University. He is a Founding Member of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. As part of his retirement activities, he spent the fall of 2006 as a Visiting Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Human Sciences' Behavioral Biology Research Center, chairing a weekly staff development discussion about psychedelics. He has taught Foundations of Psychedelic Studies, now an Honors Program Seminar, at NIU since 1982. Roberts' Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Psychology is from Stanford University.

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