Top positive review
Good and bad - but mostly good
5 August 2018
This will be a review in 2 parts. The good and the bad.
The good : Interesting history, good accounts of the author's experience whilst trying out some of these psychedelics. Very interesting discussion of the brain processes and structures that may underlie depression, addiction, ego and how psychedelics may be acting on them. An interesting history of psychedelics and an interesting philosophical perspective on existence, meaning and life.
The bad : A bit long winded and repetitive especially when discussing the history of psychedelics. Quite long winded when it came to the philosophical perspectives the author came away with as well.
Conclusion : For subject matter and perspective alone I would have given the book 5 stars. There is very important and interesting information here. I think if it had been edited better it would have flowed a bit faster without losing any of the information at all. So because it was a little dull in parts I gave it 4 stars.