Leo Damrosch's The Club
Named one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2019

"A magnificently entertaining book."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post

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What Happened to Mescaline? by Mike Jay

In the current psychedelic renaissance, the original psychedelic is conspicuous by its absence. Amid all the buzz around LSD, psilocybin, DMT, ketamine and MDMA, and their potential for psychotherapy and mental well-being, mescaline rarely rates a mention. Yet the term ‘psychedelic’ was coined, in 1954, in response to Aldous Huxley’s first mescaline trip. At that time, it referred to only two substances, mescaline and LSD. Today, when dozens of new psychedelic compounds are being explored in more ways than ever before, why has mescaline disappeared from view?

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