[This book is now out of print] A book exploring the broad-reaching implications of psychedelic drug use in the highly technological environment of contemporary Electronic Dance Music culture; discussing the neurophysiology of ecstatic experiences, cognitive enhancement, and the relationship between biological processes and consciousness.... Is with a “shaman” and within an indigenous cultural paradigm the only way to benefit from psychoactive substances? Are synthetic substances somehow inherently unbeneficial? Are there connections between the cultural practices of the traditional shamans and electronic dance music festivals? Is it possible to obtain powerfully valuable, transformative experiences with psychoactive substances within an advanced, technological, dance music environment? What are the physical and psychological mechanisms associated to these changes and how do we engage them to the highest benefit? Soundscapes & Psychedelics explores these questions and more. In doing so, it challenges the prevailing cultural paradigm surrounding transformation through psychedelic substances and offers a whole new paradigm for mind expansion in dance music culture. Author of Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom, brings you his perspective on the use of psychedelics as tools for neurological transformation.
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