Plant Intelligence for Healing Ourselves and Our Fragmented World
On Sale Date: July 14, 2020
Publisher: Park Street Press
Format: 6 x 9 Paperback Book
eBook Version is Available
Offering practical steps that we can take to heal ourselves and our fragmented world, Daniel Grauer explores the use of sacred tools and technologies, such as natural psychedelics, meditation, and yoga, to reestablish an ideology of unity, work in symbiotic harmony with the Earth, and restore our world as a sustainable and prosperous whole.
Daniel Grauer is a writer, speaker, and organizer whose work focuses on individual and collective transformation. He is the author of Psychedelic Consciousness: Plant Intelligence for Healing Ourselves and Our Fragmented World and the executive director and cofounder of the Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society. He lives in a homesteading community in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
“In Psychedelic Consciousness, Plant Intelligence for Healing Ourselves and a Fragmented World, author Daniel Grauer undertakes a highly ambitious assessment of the very nature of life itself, and of the countless tangulations, from physical to spiritual, that afflict humanity and promote suffering and misunderstanding. Taking us from early ancestry up through modern discovery, from single-cell life to complex society, he weaves a case for the employment of psychedelics as psychic crowbars capable of opening us to more life-affirming and expansive awareness.” - Chris Kilham, author of The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook and The Five Tibetans
“Daniel Grauer’s beautiful and insightful book Psychedelic Consciousness couldn’t be more timely. Philosophically intriguing and spiritually inspiring, Grauer provides a historical perspective on our collective state of mind, the dangers of our wayward world’s dark spiral into fragmentation, and the power of sacred tools and technologies— such as visionary plants, psychedelic fungi, meditation and Yoga— to restore personal, collective, and ecological balance. Grauer offers practical steps for how to dissolve these dangerous illusions of fragmentation, to promote experiences of boundary-dissolving unity, and to experience the transformative power of self-transcendence and mystical experiences. Interdisciplinary in its scope, hopeful and inspiring in it’s plea for sanity, Grauer’s wise words demonstrate how personal transformation can lead to radical collective change and a better world.” - David Jay Brown, author of Dreaming Wide Awake and The New Science of Psychedelics
“In Psychedelic Consciousness, Grauer asks us how we are to overcome our lack of community and social unity and our sense that something is off. The author lays out his clear and sensible plan for transformation.” - Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., author of The Psychedelic Future of the Mind
"With the right tools and the right mindset, Grauer offers up a path for finding symbiosis with nature. Tapping into the zeitgeist, Psychedelic Consciousness is a balm to every weary individualist who is ready to come back into balance and feel the unity inherent to all life.” - Louie Schwartzberg, director of Fantastic Fungi