New from Simon & Schuster

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Theresa Caputo
Inner Paths to Outer Space

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

An investigation into experiences of other realms of existence and contact with otherworldly beings

• Examines how contact with alien life-forms can be obtained through the “inner space” dimensions of our minds

• Presents evidence that other worlds experienced through consciousness-altering technologies are often as real as those perceived with our five senses

• Correlates science fiction’s imaginal realms with psychedelic research

For thousands of years, voyagers of inner space--spiritual seekers, shamans, and psychoactive drug users--have returned from their inner imaginal travels reporting encounters with alien intelligences. Inner Paths to Outer Space presents an innovative examination of how we can reach these other dimensions of existence and contact otherworldly beings. Based on their more than 60 combined years of research into the function of the brain, the authors reveal how psychoactive substances such as DMT allow the brain to bypass our five basic senses to unlock a multidimensional realm of existence where otherworldly communication occurs. They contend that our centuries-old search for alien life-forms has been misdirected and that the alien worlds reflected in visionary science fiction actually mirror the inner space world of our minds. The authors show that these “alien” worlds encountered through altered states of human awareness, either through the use of psychedelics or other methods, possess a sense of reality as great as, or greater than, those of the ordinary awareness perceived by our five senses.
Choose a format:
  • Park Street Press | 
  • 376 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594772245 | 
  • March 2008
Add to Cart
List Price $19.95
Usually ships within 1 business day

Read an Excerpt

From Chapter 12

The Sacred Voyage

Beyond Science Fiction?

Slawek Wojtowicz

DO WE LIVE IN A DREAM WORLD?

How many of us realize that a wide spectrum of uniquely human activities has its roots in altered states of consciousness? Origins of all religions, art (going all the way back to cave paintings created thirty thousand to forty thousand years ago), spiritual and shamanic healing, and even the creation of civilization itself can be traced back to altered-state-of-consciousness experiences. Even the history of science gives us plenty of examples of inspiration that come from beyond consensus... see more

About the Authors

Rick Strassman

Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DMT : The Spirit Molecule, and co-author of Inner Paths to Outer Space, lives in Taos, New Mexico, and is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

BECOME A FAN

Slawek Wojtowicz

Slawek Wojtowicz, M.D., is a medical oncologist working in the pharmaceutical industry in Edison, New Jersey, a science-fiction illustrator, the author of Daydreaming, and a co-author of Inner Paths to Outer Space.

BECOME A FAN

Luis Eduardo Luna

Luis Eduardo Luna, Ph.D., is a co-author of Inner Paths to Outer Space, co-author (with Pablo Amaringo) of Ayahuasca Visions, and director of Wasiwaska--Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Art and Consciousness in Florianópolis, Brazil.

BECOME A FAN

Ede Frecska

Ede Frecska, M.D., is chief of psychiatry at the National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Budapest, Hungary, a co-author of Inner Paths to Outer Space, and a contributing author to Psychedelic Medicine.

BECOME A FAN

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!