Synopses & Reviews
Like to dabble with psychedelic concoctions? Ever been so desperate that you'd eat morning-glory seeds on a salami and mustard sandwich, just trying to get high? Whether you're an occasional user or a full-fledged abuser, this compilation of far-out stories will keep you guffawing for hours. Paul Krassner, "father of the underground press," has gathered tales that explore the wacky, weird, and outrageous experiences of folks experimenting with magic mushrooms, ecstasy, peyote, opium, DMT, cocaine, belladonna, toad slime, and a whole host of other mind-blowing, eye-popping, consciousness-expanding substances. Stories by and about Terence McKenna, John Lennon, Ken Kesey, Ram Dass, William S. Burroughs, Michael Simmons, R. U. Sirius, John Lilly, Robert Anton Wilson, Ivan Stang, Stephen Gaskin, and Lisa Law will leave you laughing, groaning, and possibly gunning for a little something special from your own stash.
"[Magic Mushrooms and Other Highs has] some damn good stories, from tasting the brain of God to having uncontrollable fits of laughter that make your abdominal muscles sore for a week." The New York Press
- 1.2 million Americans are considered "users" of hallucinogens, according to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, released by the U.S. government in 2001.
- Substances featured include magic mushrooms, peyote, opium, THC, cocaine, belladonna, STP, ketamine, toad slime, and more.
Whether you're an occasional user or a fully-fledged abuser, this compilation of far-out stories will keep you entertained for hours.
About the Author
Paul Krassner, world-famous writer, rabble-rouser, and cofounder of the Yippies, was publisher of The Realist from 1958 to 1974. He even accompanied Groucho Marx on his first acid trip. At the 14th annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, Paul Krassner was inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame "my ambition," he claims, "since I was three years old." He lives in Desert Hot Springs, California.
Table of Contents
Magic Mushrooms 5
Toad Slime 189
And Others 199