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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys - James Fadiman It was an interesting book, but I was hoping for much more new information. The vast majority of this book is about the studies done in the early 1960s (about which I think most people interested in entheogens have already read). There was a tiny sliver of newer information, but not enough to build a book around. The newer stuff included, oddly enough, some trip reports the likes of which can be found all over the internet. The cover led me to believe I was getting something other than what I got. The most interesting part was the chapter speculating about the value of micro-doses of psychedelics- doses too small to cause tripping, but which seem to have profound effects over time.It's not a bad book, don't get me wrong. It's informative and well-written, and it's a subject that doesn't get enough good press. But Timothy Leary's dead, let's get some fresh quotes.