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Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures Paperback – November 1, 2000
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...the best collection of psychedelic traveler's tales that I have read in a long, long time. -- Jay Stevens, author of Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
This courageous book ...will captivate, inspire, caution and educate. -- Rick Doblin, founder, Multidisplincary Association for Psychedlic Studies
This terrifically engaging compendium ...avoids all of the expected ...cliches. ...a group of highly literate...testimonies... -- Publishers Weekly, September 11, 2000
Top Customer Reviews
Tripping is the best story-telling approach to the psychedelic encounter that I have read or experienced. I have always felt that all story-telling festivals need a psychedelic tent, because these extreme experiences are some of the best stories human beings can tell. Through the psychedelic medium human beings still tell stories of meeting gods and demons, travelling to new fantastic worlds, and taking mythic and perilous journeys.
Even though these stories are about the experiences of a number of travellers, Hayes has expertly rewritten their accounts through a single narrative voice. This gives the book continuity it otherwise might have lacked.
Bruce Eisner's story about taking too much LSD at Burning Man is hilarious. Very well done.
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I would not buy this again. I tried to read it and did, in fact, read most of it but it does not portray the truth. Read morePublished 15 months ago by J. Bowles
Reading a few of these accounts can be an interesting way to pass a few minutes here and there, though I can't imagine reading the book straight through. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Douglas
A mystifying collection of stories and explanations that shed a meager but fascinating light on the world of psychoactive drugs. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Kathleen Murray
I don't usually write reviews on Amazon, but I'll open an exception for this book!
If you're interested in the subject, you won't regret getting your hands on this. Read more
Product description was accurate and delivery was fast. I got the book for my boyfriend and he can't put the darn thing down! Thanks!Published on December 8, 2009 by A. Montey
While reading the wide range of pieces in this anthology--skimming through some, lingering with others--I was most struck by the wide range of differences between contributors;... Read morePublished on October 11, 2008 by Peter Weissman
Tripping must be the best compendium of accounts of entheogenic and recreational drug use ever produced. Read morePublished on September 8, 2001
Excellent source of information! Anyone who is considering exploring the depths of the mind will benefit from these trip reports and well written material. Read morePublished on June 11, 2001
Tripping, the book, is a collection of brief but compact, and often intense explorations of the meaning of Being. Read morePublished on December 31, 2000