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Books Iboga/ine

Ibogaine Explained

By Peter Frank

Paperback, Kindle, 82 pages

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Ibogaine Explained, by former Ibo-Radio host Peter Frank, is a helpful introductory resource for people seeking ibogaine treatment, especially for detox. It might be helpful to keep in mind that our process is structured a bit differently than what is described here.

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Addiction Books

The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

By Dr. Bruce Alexander

Hardcover, Paperback, 488 pages

The Globalization of Addiction offers a cogent look into broader societal factors that play a role in addiction. Challenging the disease model of addiction, which has no biological basis, Alexander suggests that addictive behaviour is a response to the stressors inherent to a paradigm dominated by materialism and consumer capitalism.

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Addiction Books

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

By Dr. Gabor Mate

Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, 520 pages

Mate’s bestselling In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction has become a pillar in the discussion of addiction. It offers, in clear and precise prose, an alternative to the conventional disease model. Based on an incredible array of personal experience in treating addicts in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, “North America’s largest urban slum,” Mate delves in the psychopharmacology of addiction and describes the experience as a spiritual one, using the lens of the Tibetan Buddhist wheel of Samsara. This book has greatly informed our work, as does Mate’s continued insight into the experience and the treatment of addition.

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Books Iboga/ine

Iboga: The Visionary Root of African Shamanism

By Vincent Ravalec, Mallendi, and Agn├Ęs Paicheler

Paperback, 240 pages

Iboga: The Visionary Root of African Shamanism is the most comprehensive and accessible books on the subject of iboga and its African roots. We highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get a broader perspective on iboga and where it comes from.

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Books Psychedelic Medicines

The Secret Chief Revealed

By Myron J. Stolaroff

Paperback, 176 pages

The Secret Chief Revealed is a overview of the life and work of Myron Stolaroff. Stolaroff was a psychotherapist who was using psychedelics therapeutically when they were scheduled in 1967. He chose to go underground and continue to offer therapeutic sessions to many over the years. His insight into the experience, and his work is fascinating, and worth reading.

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Books Psychedelic Medicines

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

By Daniel Pinchbeck

Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, 336 pages

The term Breaking Open the Head is borrowed from the common Bwiti description of an iboga initiation. The book follows the trajectory of a New York reporter, steeped in the post-modern worldview and scientific materialism, first through an iboga initiation in Gabon, and then through various other pscyehdelic initiations, from the Peruvian amazon to the Burning Man festival.

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Books Iboga/ine

The Ibogaine Story: Report on the Staten Island Project

By Dana Beal & Paul De Rienzo

Paperback, 352 pages

The Ibogaine Story is an interesting account of the the life of Howard Lotsof and other early pioneers in the ibogaine movement. For this in depth historical value, it’s worth the read for ibogaine enthusiasts. It culminates in a explanation of ibogaine and time through Philip K. Dick conspiracies and other mystical references.

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Books Psychedelic Medicines

The healing journey: new approaches to consciousness

By Claudio Naranjo

Hardcover, Paperback, 235 pages

The healing journey: new approaches to consciousness is a historic and groundbreaking work by a Chilean doctor who explores using therapeutic doses of psychedelics in conjunction with psychotherapy. In chapter 5 (found online here) he explores the use of ibogaine in conjunction with harmaline, another mild psychedelic compound and MAOI.