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  • By liz hall
    Feb 27, 2016
    This book must be extremely rare to find a physical copy so if you are interested in reading it I suggest you look online (I read it at [...]). This book gives a complete understanding the research LSD-25 as well its effects on society at the time, its uses, and even his correspondence with various writers and other enthusaists (I bet you didn't know that he frequently met up with Aldous Huxley). A quote in his introduction describes what he intends to write about: "It is my desire in this book to give a comprehensive picture of LSD, its origin, its effects, and its dangers, in order to guard against increasing abuse of this extraordinary drug... I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this book could become a best seller" The beginning parts on his initial work with egrot alkaloids and his synthesis of LSD is probably only... More > of interest to a chemist, but it isn't hopelessly complicated (I enjoyed that section even with my minimal understanding of chemistry). It wasn't until years after its initial founding that he was drawn back to it and discovered its psychedelic qualities. It goes on to discuss the thrill/fear of his first accidental trip and his awe of its capabilities. This book is more than just an account of events and history. Unlike typical scientific writings, it often discusses his feelings and beliefs about LSD and even his travels to other countries for personal psychedelic research. The last chapter especially deals with spirituality and the use of psychedelics. One great quality of this book is that it is highly objective and although it includes some of Seaichs beliefs it carefully gives both sides of the story. It basically recommends LSD only for medical or careful psychological use under professional guidance, but gives enough information and insight as to the nature of the drug, that you are free to form your own opinion. I highly reccommend this book since it so carefully covers all aspects of LSD and other psychedelics. This may be of interest to those with or without a firm understanding of chemistry< Less
  • By Eric
    May 10, 2015
    A must read! One of the best books I have read on psychedelics, check it out you won't be disappointed
  • By Eric Hendrickson
    May 13, 2014
    “The Far-Off Land” philosophically evaluates the hallucinogenic drug-experience and intends to collect the perspectives of philosophy for better understanding of the human consciousness, Eugene Seaich attempts to dissect the human consciousness to provoke and enlighten the readers’ mind in The Far-Off Land, a revealing book that presents a philosophical evaluation of the hallucinogenic drug-experience. This book is a cerebral piece of literature that attempts to discover the broader realities that lie behind psychogenic phenomena and seek a pattern that will explain the longing of human being for the Beyond, for the otherworldly substance of their intuition. Seaich will take readers on a trip through millennia, offer them glimpses of the forthcoming and explore deeper his own psyche—and experiences with LSD and mescaline—in order for them to discover a more profound and broader understanding of the mind and human consciousness. Guided by a cardinal principle, Seaich captures the... More > philosophical prospects and covers a great background of other relevant fields of study that promote psychotropic knowledge to better understand human consciousness— and to ultimately improve humanity’s cure to mental illness and even solve life’s mysteries. Filled with tremendous meaning and insight, revelations and wisdom, historical facts and quotes from the world’s greatest minds and literature, The Far-Off Land is an intelligent and poetic prose that will inform readers about human consciousness and inspire them about life, including its complexities, a journey full of realizations and value.< Less
  • By james micu
    May 13, 2014
    “In The Far Off Land Eugene Seaich discusses the perennially fascinating topic of such mind-altering drugs as mescaline, psilocybin, and LSD, both how they appear in Nature and in the laboratory. This road has been traveled before, but Eugene takes a fascinating detour. He goes back millennia, glimpses the future, and goes deeply within his own psyche leading to a better understanding of the mind and our consciousness. These chemicals can be used as tools to help better lives, cure mental illness, transcend our conciousness and ultimitly to improve humanity . The reader might start reading about this "far off land," thinking that is an exotic destination. But after a few chapters, the engrossing prose will be reminiscent of one's home turf.” -Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Co-author, Demistifying Shamans and Their World
  • By George Douvris
    Apr 17, 2014
    Eugene Seaich's THE FAR-OFF Land (An Attempt At a Philosophical Evaluation of the Hallucinogenic Drug Experience) is a gem of a book which is short enough to be read in a day and with enough substance to feed the reader's head and soul for a lifetime. Written over 50 years ago, this little known work is now seeing the light of day and has all the attributes of becoming a classic of psychedelic literature. Connecting with eloquent style and sensitivity the portals of psychology, philosophy, cultural anthropology and spirituality, Seaich discusses and brings closer to our access an awareness of a "far-off land" whose essence is both dream and primal human identity. Poets and religions only offer a small glimpse of such a place while our psyche thirsts for its often forgotten nurturance. We are fortunate that Eugene's grandson Eric Hendrickson has surfaced the FAR-OFF LAND and I invite everyone interested in understanding a higher calling to reflect on the text which also can... More > be of expansive help in navigating to those ports of our long lost homeland.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300444176
Published
November 26, 2012
Language
English
Pages
93
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.42 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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