By Daniel Pinchbeck
A brand new ‘The doorways of Perception’ for the twenty first century? A visionary trip from cynicism to shamanism by way of a super younger US writer.
Daniel Pinchbeck used to be an basically sane and rational individual, residing the lifetime of a cosmopolitan urbanite. yet one upset day he felt he’d exhausted the shallow aspirations of the modern scene. So he went on a quest.
And he went all of the manner: to West Africa to check Iboga, a psychedelic herb which may reason such profound perception that one dose equals 20 years of psychoanalysis; to the Burning guy competition within the Nevada wilderness the place state of the art expertise meets radical self-exploration; to Mexico and to the Amazon the place shamanic traditions are practised daily.
Sceptical yet curious, following within the footsteps of Aldous Huxley and Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck publications his readers on an miraculous trip all over the world and during the brain. Are you courageous sufficient to droop your post-modern cynicism and holiday open the pinnacle with him?
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