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19 Reddit comments about The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Citadel Underground):

u/fewthingsarerelated · 3 pointsr/Drugs

Pretty much what others have said. Psychedelics can trigger a release of built-up emotion, whether positive or negative, and it's very cathartic. This book might be a good read if you're interested in tripping. Basically, it's important to have a positive set (your current mindstate and emotional framework) and setting (your physical surroundings, the people you're with).

Having an established meditation practice will greatly help you navigate through trips, I'd also highly recommend checking out some of Nick Sand's stuff. Here's a link to some podcasts featuring him. Nick Sand produced the famous 'Orange Sunshine' batch of LSD.

Psychedelics are very powerful drugs. Do your homework before deciding to take them, as I've seen some people go on very bad trips due to emotional instability and pent-up stress.

u/greenteatrip · 3 pointsr/Psychonaut

I gained new ways to integrate my experience from Timothy Leary's The Psychedelic Experience.

My favourite show is probably Madventures, the dudes are really exploring the cultures around them and teaching people to just chill and leave the rat race. Here's the first episode (shitty quality, sorry) with English subs.

u/Werecow19 · 3 pointsr/Psychedelics

Thank you for sharing your story. I would suggest reading the Psychedelic Experience by Tim Leary, Richard Alpert and Ralph Metzner (link below). In its comparison of the psychedelic experience to the philosophies of Tibetian Buddhism, the book provides a good explaination of the experience you had and why you are stuck there.

The Psychedelic Explorers Guide is also a modern work that explains things from a more Western clinical perspective. When you better understand how different personalities and neurosis then you may experience a beneficial change in perspective for what you went through during and after those trips.

I don' think you are dealing with a slip in reality, it is a slip in identity and you havn't fully reclaimed your grip. Beyond that book, I urge you to go deep into the Eastern philosophies surrounding identity - that is the direction you need to go.

Take care, I hope you begin to heal soon. Feel free to PM me with questions/concerns.

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Citadel Underground)

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

u/SoundSalad · 3 pointsr/videos

Ego death.
This is a very useful book on the subject.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Drugs

Don't forget the original, and all time psychedelic classic:

u/vqhm · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I've had a lot of friends that have had various levels of trauma and PTSD from various sources such as child abuse, abduction, incarnation, rape, war, to just being an EMT. There are lots of coping mechanisms but the one thing I've seen help the most people was this book:
PTSD invisible hero's.

As a vet I'd buy you a copy.
Personally its helped and I've given out close to 20 copies now.

I've also used cannabis with high CNB strains like silver sativa or cat piss previously. Although I haven't smoked in a few years. It does have a benefit of making you dream less. My wife has less terrors when she smokes even if its just two or three times a week.

I found that MDMA with friends just talking was a great way to open up. But avoid amphetamines. Use a test kit.

I moved on to reading The Psychedelic Experience:

And then using mushrooms camping with friends. I wouldn't suggest jumping into MDMA or mushrooms without researching them at least by reading their pages in eworid. But I've seen them help people with serious PTSD even those with uncontrollable shakes and insomnia. MAPS is doing great work along those lines.

Another stress reliever that I've seen work which is less psychoactive then cannabis or mushrooms or mda is kava. Kava and passionflower combinations can have a calming effect that continues with use but is fairly mild when starting. Its worth considering but is a very mild maoi. So I'd read up about maois and not combine with other more powerful drugs the same day as taking kava.

Take care and keep hope alive.

u/CJPetty25 · 2 pointsr/Psychonaut

Sure, who is it by?
Oh I just looked it up on amazon, it actually looks really interesting. Surprisingly I actually have The Tibetian Book of the Dead and I was gonna start reading that next.

Heres a link if anyone wants to buy it.

u/TDowhan · 1 pointr/Psychedelics

I think you would be fine with LSD or psilocybin. Always start with a low dose and I highly recommend this book as a guide to the loss of ego.

u/Blackblade_ · 1 pointr/occult

You absolutely should read Timothy Leary's The Psychedelic Experience. It is the absolute best guide to psychedelic ritual work for consciousness change.

u/newscode · 1 pointr/LSD

I always read

during the come up. It's just short enough to finish before the effects become really noticable

u/Moxxface · 1 pointr/Psychonaut

The psychedelic experience is by Timothy Leary, and is a manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. On amazon here.
The pyshcedelic explorer's guide is by James Fadiman, found here.

The power of now is good too, it will certainly prime you for ego death. I definitely recommend reading Be here now too, the illustrated middle part that I used during the come-up are just fantastic, you see people mention it all the time here. So many great things to meditate on in there. Opening the doors of perception, I have not read this one, but I have had it recommended often. The joyous cosmology by Alan Watts is short but great too. He describes his experiences with LSD, and the world that you enter. He is amazing with language.

u/Autonomousdrone · 1 pointr/ShambhalaBuddhism

In 1969 On Death And Dying by Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross started an industry. In 74 I picked up this little beauty.” American Book Of The Dead.” A western oriented manual by noted artist and legend EJ Gold. Now in 1964 this came out and it was a big deal I guess though that Carl Jung would have published popular material even earlier.
Got to be a interesting process for those guys in the Bardo

u/Shroom_burger · 1 pointr/Drugs

Timothy Leary wrote this one, it's pretty interesting!

It's a psychedelic trip guide based on the Tibetan book of the dead.

I'm sure I could have found a better link for you, but the amazon reviews are pretty cool! Might be what you are looking for.

I'm sure you can find a pdf or audiobook online easily :)

Good luck <3

u/simism66 · 1 pointr/Psychonaut

Beyond the obvious choices, Watts' The Book, Ram Dass' Be Here Now, Huxley's Doors of Perception, Leary’s The Psychedelic Experience, and of course Fear and Loathing (all of these should be on the list without question; they’re classics), here are a some others from a few different perspectives:

From a Secular Contemporary Perspective

Godel Escher Bach by Douglass Hofstadter -- This is a classic for anyone, but man is it food for psychedelic thought. It's a giant book, but even just reading the dialogues in between chapters is worth it.

The Mind’s Eye edited by Douglass Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett – This is an anthology with a bunch of great essays and short fictional works on the self.

From an Eastern Religious Perspective

The Tao is Silent by Raymond Smullyan -- This is a very fun and amusing exploration of Taoist thought from one of the best living logicians (he's 94 and still writing logic books!).

Religion and Nothingness by Keiji Nishitani – This one is a bit dense, but it is full of some of the most exciting philosophical and theological thought I’ve ever come across. Nishitani, an Eastern Buddhist brings together thought from Buddhist thinkers, Christian mystics, and the existentialists like Neitzsche and Heidegger to try to bridge some of the philosophical gaps between the east and the west.

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna (and Garfield's translation/commentary is very good as well) -- This is the classic work from Nagarjuna, who lived around the turn of the millennium and is arguably the most important Buddhist thinker after the Buddha himself.

From a Western Religious Perspective

I and Thou by Martin Buber – Buber wouldn’t approve of this book being on this list, but it’s a profound book, and there’s not much quite like it. Buber is a mystical Jewish Philosopher who argues, in beautiful and poetic prose, that we get glimpses of the Divine from interpersonal moments with others which transcend what he calls “I-it” experience.

The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila – this is an old book (from the 1500s) and it is very steeped in Christian language, so it might not be everyone’s favorite, but it is perhaps the seminal work of medieval Christian mysticism.

From an Existentialist Perspective

Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre – Not for the light of heart, this existential novel talks about existential nausea a strange perception of the absurdity of existence.

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus – a classic essay that discusses the struggle one faces in a world inherently devoid of meaning.

I’ll add more if I think of anything else that needs to be thrown in there!