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Psychedelic Information Theory
Shamanism in the Age of Reason
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Author(s) :
James L. Kent
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2010(pb,1st ed,fine,s)
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PIT Press
Psychedelic Information Theory is a formal analysis of the physical mechanisms underlying hallucination, shamanic ritual, and expanded states of consciousness. Written by James L. Kent, this text was researched for over 20 years and includes over 200 references and 31 images related to the latest science in the diverse fields of pharmacology, shamanism, and perception. As a succinct yet comprehensive formal analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of hallucination and shamanic ritual, Psychedelic Information Theory is destined to become the modern textbook on psychedelic phenomena. Chapters include information on various types of visual hallucination, psychedelic pharmacology, psychedelic neuroplasticity, chaos theory, shamanic therapy, psi, sorcery, and group phenomena related to psychedelics and nonlinear states of consciousness.

"Happily straddling the ground between alternative and mainstream culture, James Kent's long awaited Psychedelic Information Theory is an attempt to add new scholarly rigour to psychedelia. PIT provides us with a serious, and in many respects successful, recalibration of the different psychedelic knowledge bases."
-- Rick Dickins, The Psychedelic Press UK

"By carefully deconstructing the types of hallucination and the mechanisms which trigger them, James L. Kent has proven himself to be the 'Mythbuster' of the New Psychedelic Age. His book, Psychedelic Information Theory is the everyman's guide to inner consciousness, unraveling the scientific foundations of altered states and their application in the modern age, as well as in the shamanic paradigm."
-- Rak Razam, author of Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey

James L. Kent is a writer and programmer living in Seattle, Washington. Former editor of 'Psychedelic Illuminations Magazine', former publisher of 'Trip Magazine', current editor of, neuroscience columnist for h+ magazine.