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The following articles and reports are representative of the rebirth of psychedelic research in the 1990s, a continuation of the important and long-ignored work begun at mid-century. Many of the items listed here are available at the World Wide Web sites of new journals and publications, and are grouped according to their source. After viewing a paper at one of these sites, please add a bookmark of the site to your bookmark file for later reference, and return to this page of The Psychedelic Library using the "Back" button of your web browser program.

Introductory Articles

Psychiatric Research with Hallucinogens: What have we learned?
Charles S. Grob, M.D.

Human Hallucinogenic Drug Research in the United States:
A Present-Day Case History and Review of the Process

Rick J. Strassman, M.D.

The following is a selection of articles available from MAPS
Bulletin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
The MAPS Homepage
Vol. VII - No. 3 Letter from Rick Doblin, MAPS President.
  MAPS has initiated a long term follow-up study of Dr. Oscar Janiger's
  pioneering LSD research conducted between 1954 and 1962.
  Conference Highlights
  Hallucinogenic Drugs in Experimental Psychiatric Research
  Vaals, Netherlands — March 13-15, 1997.
Vol. VII - No. 2 Update: LSD Research at Orenda Institute
  Richard Yensen, Ph.D. and Donna Dryer, M.D., M.P.H.
  Orenda Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
  On the Crest of a Wave:
  A Brief Review of the BBC's Horizon Special Psychedelic Experience,
  by Simon G. Powell. See also
comments by Karl Jansen, M.D., Ph.D.
Vol. VII - No. 1 Psilocybin's Effects on Cognition
  Recent research and its implications for enhancing creativity, by Matthew J. Baggott.
Vol. VI - No. 4 Hoasca and the Unio do Vegetal (UDV):
  A Comparative Study with Adolescents, by Jodi Lang Santry, M.Ed., M.A.
Vol. VI - No. 3 LSD: Completely Personal
  Address by Dr. Albert Hofmann to the 1996 Worlds of Consciousness Conference.
  Marijuana Water Pipe and Vapoirizer Study
  Report on a MAPS - NORML study by Dale Gieringer, Ph.D.
Vol. VI - No. 1 MDMA Neurotoxicity:
  New Data, New Risk Analysis, by Rick Doblin, MAPS President.
  See also the
Commentary by James P. O'Callaghan, Ph.D.
  Swiss Research with Psilocybin, Ketamine, MDMA and Other Psychedelics
  Franz Vollenweider, University Hospital Research Dept., Zurich.
Vol. V - No. 3 Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders:
  Clinical Perspectives, by Howard S. Lotsof
The World Wide Web Psychedelic Bibliography
Co-sponsored by MAPS and the Albert Hofmann foundation

The following is a selection of articles appearing in
Yearbook for Ethnomedicine and the
Study of Consciousness
VWB — Verlag fr Wissenschaft und Bildung,
Amand Aglaster — Markgrafenstrasse 67 — D-10833 Berlin 61
Issue 3 — 1994 Consciousness Alteration as a Problem-Solving Device:
  The Psychedelic Pathway, by John R. Baker, Ph.D.
  Has the Mystery of the Eleusinian Mysteries been solved?
  by Ivan Valencic
Issue 2 — 1993 Barriers to Research
  by Alexander & Ann Shulgin
Issue 1 — 1992 Toward a Psychedelic Medicine
  by Richard Yensen, Ph. D.

Research at the Frontiers of the Mind
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The Heffter Review

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European College for the Study of Consciousness

The European College for the Study of Consciousness (Das Europäische Collegium für Bewußtseinsstudien) is a multi-disciplinary forum of scientists and scholars from many European countries. The ECSC/ECBS was founded in 1985 by Prof. Hanscarl Leuner (1921-1996) and conducts regular symposia and conferences.

Other Recent Publications

The Secret of the Kykeon

Reflections on the Eleusis debate, by Peter Webster: A response to objections to the theory of Wasson, Hofmann, and Ruck in The Road to Eleusis, (see article listed above, "Has the Mystery of the Eleusinian Mysteries been solved?" by Ivan Valencic).

Hallucinogenic Drugs in Psychiatric Research and Treatment

Perspecives and Prospects. By Rick J. Strassman, M.D. From The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1995 by Williams & Wilkins.

Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca, A Plant Hallucinogen Used in Ritual Context in Brazil

by Charles S. Grob, M.D. et al., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 184:86-94, 1996

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