• Psychedelic Shamanism, Updated Edition

  • The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants
  • By: Jim DeKorne
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Psychedelic Shamanism presents the spiritual and shamanic properties of psychotropic plants and discusses how they can be used to understand the structure of human consciousness. Author Jim DeKorne offers authoritative information about the cultivation, processing, and correct dosages for various psychotropic plant substances, including the belladonna alkaloids, d-lysergic acid amide, botanical analogues of LSD, mescaline, ayahuasca, DMT, and psilocybin.

Opening with vivid descriptions of the author’s personal experiences with psychedelic drugs, the audiobook describes the parallels that exist among shamanic states of consciousness, the use of psychedelic catalysts, and the hidden structure of the human psyche. DeKorne suggests that psychedelic drugs allow us to examine the shamanic dimensions of reality. This worldview, he says, is ubiquitous across space, time, and culture, with individuals separated by race, distance, and culture routinely describing the same core reality that provides powerful evidence of the dimensional nature of consciousness itself. The audiobook guides the listener through the imaginal realm underlying our awareness, a world in which spiritual entities exist to reconnect us with ourselves, humanity, and our planet. 

©1994, 2011 Jim DeKorne (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“No hands-on explorer of psychedelic hyperspace will want to be uninformed of the facts and techniques in this book. It is a valuable contribution to the new literature of do-it-yourself shamanism and psychoactive ethnobotany.” (Terence McKenna, author of Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution)

“Jim DeKorne’s Psychedelic Shamanism is a classic in the field of exploratory ontological musings on substance-induced changes of consciousness and their multidimensional implications. I recommend it highly.” (Daniel Pinchbeck, editorial director of Reality Sandwich and author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

“The original Psychedelic Shamanism filled a crucial niche in the literature on the use of psychoactive plants in spiritual practice. This updated and revised version establishes its relevance to the current generation’s search for insightful and thought-provoking treatments of a controversial topic.” (Rick Strassman, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule

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Great book

The author give a lot of material in different sides of aspects. Very useful and knowledgable book

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I loved this book so much

This book is a much needed addition to any seekers library. It is thought provoking and inspirational.

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  • 07-27-21

This book, is worth the money.

This audiobook is very well produced by its team. Regarding the content I found myself not wanting the book to end. Insightful and with out doubt very educational. I would not recommend this book to beginners as it soley focuses on psychedelic shamanism as the title indicates. However as the author makes clear to dabble in psychedelic without the understanding of how and why the Sherman's use the medicine, is critically dangerous.

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  • Layne Carroll
  • 12-18-20

great book

very interesting and insightful. you would do well to consume this if you have an open mind and are interested in the subject

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-20

A phenomenal piece

This is one of the earliest books that helped initiate my plunge into the world of psychedelic literature. An absolute classic and despite the age of the original parts, this piece of work holds all the relevance it did when first published, especially with the help of the necessarily updated sections.
Choosing not to ingest this book would be a mistake.
Easy to follow, well read and bristling with information.