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REVIEWS, EXCERPTS, & COMMENTS #
EROWID'S REVIEW #Although the Psychedelics Encyclopedia is an excellent general overview of many of the most common psychedelics (including cannabis) for the novice in the field, it is becoming increasingly dated as the last major revision was in 1992.
BACK COVER #Psychedelics Encyclopedia draws from scientific research, personal accounts and popular literature to document the properties attributed to psychedelic substances, their preparation and use, and the shifting social attitudes toward them over the past half-century. This is a remarkable sourcebook for anyone interested in the psychological, biological, physiological and cultural aspects of psychedelic drugs. A fascinating historical reference on psychedelia, from the LSD-25 of the sixties, to the memory and cognitive enhancers of today. Includes over 200 illustrations.
BLURBS #"Peter Stafford's encyclopedic guide to psychedelics is a gas to read. It is scholarly, hip, scientific, witty, well-written, hopeful, and a treasure chest of weird and wonderful information."
-- Robert Anton Wilson, author of The Illuminatus
"Psychedelics Encyclopedia by Peter Stafford offers the most thorough history to date of the modern-day use of psychedelic drugs. LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, cannabis, and a host of lesser-known and exotic psychotropic agents are discussed in this entertaining survey."
-- New Age Journal