Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

Daniel Pinchbeck (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
August 12, 2003
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.24 X 8.06 X 0.76 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780767907439
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About the Author

DANIEL PINCHBECK is a founding editor of Open City, and he has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and The Village Voice, where sections of his book have previously appeared.

Reviews

"Grippingly dramatic, powerfully moving, this is a classic of the literature of ecstasy."
--Booklist (starred review)

"In his reporting, [Pinchbeck] manages to walk a difficult tonal tightrope, balancing his skepticism with a desire to be transformed. He thoughtfully serveys the literature about psychedelic drugs, but the most exhilirating and illuminating sections are the descriptions of drug taking...Pinchbeck's earnest, engaged and winning matter carry the book."
--Publishers Weekly

"I much admire Breaking Open the Head for being the account of an authentic quest for enlightenment in jungles, up rivers, in deserts, and hardest of all to access, the human mind and heart via one of the oldest thoroughfares on earth, mind-expanding drugs. This is a serious and illuminating journey."
--Paul Theroux