Conversations with a Pioneer of the Underground Psychedelic Therapy Movement
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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Erowid, 2001 Mar 05
The Secret Chief is an edited interview between Myron Stolaroff and a man referred to as "Jacob" - the 'Secret Chief' - who performed psychedelic psycho-spiritual therapy with 3,000 people between the 60's and his death in the late 80's. The book offers a frank discussion between two experienced psychedelicists about the processes Jacob developed over his many years leading people . . . (more)
- Review by Douglas Aanes, 2001 Mar 05
Imagine going for a session with your therapist. He reminds you of the structure of the session. You have brought the family pictures you were assigned to bring. The therapist offers you a ritual cup with your potion for the day. After drinking the potion you retire to a comfortable sofa and don the earphones to listen to music . . . (more)
BLURBS #Prologue by Stan Grof
Tribute by Ann Shulgin
Foreword by Albert Hofmann
Epilogue by Sasha Shulgin
"In the illegality of his time it was unthinkable to publish the excellent results of his therapy. It is therefore praiseworthy that today, nine years after his death, a friend has undertaken the task of publishing the details of the therapeutic methodology of this intrepid Ph.D. psychologist."
-- Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., inventor of LSD and author of LSD, My Problem Child
"Jacob painfully weighed the pros and cons and made the decision to challenge the law, continue his work with psychedelics, and assume personal responsibility for his activity. He has already passed the judgement of his "family," the friends and clients whose lives he has profoundly changed. They remember him with great love and gratitude. It remains to be seen how he will be judged by history..."
-- Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of LSD Psychotherapy and The Adventure of Self-Discovery
"We miss Jacob. That old cliche, 'It is a privilege to have known him,' is absolutely appropriate, for Sasha and me and all his friends."
-- Ann Shulgin, co-author of PIHKAL and TIHKAL