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A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience

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A bold cartography of the inner landscape visible only to those experiencing altered states

• Presents the psychedelic experience as an objective landscape that embodies the Other, rather than a subjective state of mind

• Provides corroboration of phenomena encountered by those who venture into this domain

Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar, if inordinately odd, landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this Inner Space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the hive mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted by subjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve.

Synopsis:

ENTHEOGENS / PSYCHOLOGY?Dan Carpenter's forays into the fractal hyperspace and hive minds of the DXM realms offer a serious contribution to contemporary psychedelic thought. His work follows in the tradition of inner-space investigators such as Coleridge, Antonin Artaud, Aldous Huxley, and Terence McKenna. This will be a ?must-read? for every serious psychonaut.?DANIEL PINCHBECK, author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism?Like that of the intrepid scout who surveys the fantastical geography of new worlds for others too timid to venture first, Carpenter's service will be honored and remembered.? CHARLES HAYES, author of Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar if inordinately odd landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this inner space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the Hive Mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted bysubjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve. DAN CARPENTER (1963?2005) took thirteen high-dose, closed-eye trips using DXM between January 2003 and July 2004, which he has documented in this book.

Synopsis:

Into territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist. What emerges is an objective landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between self and not-self dissolve.

About the Author

Dan Carpenter (1963-2005) took 13 high-dose, closed-eye trips using DXM between January 2003 and July 2004, which he has documented in the book A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck

Preface

Introduction: Setting Out on the High Dose Trip

Part I: Psychedelic Passageways

Psychedelics and the Wilderness of the Mind

Dissociates 

Part II: The Experiences

Trip One: 1/5/03

Multiple Personalities

Trip Two: 2/16/03

Of Life in the Taffy-Clouds

Trip Three: 3/13/03

The Diminished Importance of Emotion

Liquid Technology

Breaks in Time

Trip Four: 4/4/03

The Ego Vortex

Meeting Myselves

Visions of Strife

Dream Police

A Tour of the Brain

Reintegration of the Selves

The Dream Chamber and Some Conclusions

Trip Five: 4/24/03

Seeking Visions

The Ancestors

Near-Death Experiences

Outposts of Reality

The Buddhist Guides

Reading and Remembering 

The Dead in the Hive

Trip Six: 6/10/03

The Pool of Awareness

The Face of God

The Spiral

Thought Cakes

Trip Seven: 6/11/03

More on the Ancestors

Fabrics of Families

The Machinery Behind

The Circus Behind

Trip Eight: 7/11/03

The Next Level

Offers of Power

Trip Nine: 7/25/03

Losing Humanness

Trip Ten: 8/23/03

Contacting the Dead

The Invisible Landscape

Room One

Machine Elves Solved

Trip Eleven: 1/13/04

The Sprite

Trip Twelve: 2/2/04

Astral Projection

Trip Thirteen: 7/10/04

The Native Americans

Afterthoughts

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594770906
Foreword:
Pinchbeck, Daniel
Publisher:
Park Street Press
Foreword:
Pinchbeck, Daniel
Author:
Pinchbeck, Daniel
Author:
Carpenter, Dan
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
PSYCHEDELICS;PSYCHONAUT S;SELF-TRANSFORMATION AND CONSCIOUSNESS;SPIRITUALITY;WESTERN SPIRITUALITY;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;DRUGS;ENTHEOGEN;ETHNOBOTANY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;META PHYSICS;MYSTICISM
Subject:
PSYCHEDELICS;PSYCHONAUT S;SELF-TRANSFORMATION AND CONSCIOUSNESS;SPIRITUALITY;WESTERN SPIRITUALITY;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;DRUGS;ENTHEOGEN;ETHNOBOTANY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;META PHYSICS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 8.085 oz

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"Synopsis" by , ENTHEOGENS / PSYCHOLOGY?Dan Carpenter's forays into the fractal hyperspace and hive minds of the DXM realms offer a serious contribution to contemporary psychedelic thought. His work follows in the tradition of inner-space investigators such as Coleridge, Antonin Artaud, Aldous Huxley, and Terence McKenna. This will be a ?must-read? for every serious psychonaut.?DANIEL PINCHBECK, author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism?Like that of the intrepid scout who surveys the fantastical geography of new worlds for others too timid to venture first, Carpenter's service will be honored and remembered.? CHARLES HAYES, author of Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar if inordinately odd landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this inner space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the Hive Mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted bysubjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve. DAN CARPENTER (1963?2005) took thirteen high-dose, closed-eye trips using DXM between January 2003 and July 2004, which he has documented in this book.
"Synopsis" by , Into territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist. What emerges is an objective landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between self and not-self dissolve.
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