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|Author||: Alan Philmann|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Ecstasy is an extremely popular drug among youth, it is extremely is easy to get, and it is not complicated to make. Ecstasy use and the manufacture of it are illegal, but there are a couple of good reasons to synthesize your own MDMA or MDA. The use of ecstasy, specifically in high quantities, can lead to neurotoxicity and memory deficits. Most ecstasy users are polydrug users, so the drug is not typically abused. This book discusses the physiological effects of the drug, how the demographics of the drug's use have changed, and how to produce ecstasy. Despite being made illegal in the 1970s by most Western governments, ecstasy still remains an extremely popular drug today, and it is currently be used in laboratory settings with other psychoactive drugs in conjunction with cognitive therapy to treat individuals suffering from PTSD.
|Author||: Julie Holland|
|Editor||: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co|
Use of the drug ecstasy, once confined to the teen rave scene, and college campuses, is exploding across America. Ecstasy: The Complete Guide takes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other mental illnesses; and how to minimize the risks of use.
|Author||: Charles Wininger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A personal narrative and guide to the safe, responsible use of MDMA for personal healing and social transformation • Details the author’s 50 years of responsible experimentation with mind-altering substances and how Ecstasy has helped him become a better therapist • Explains how he and his wife found Ecstasy to be the key to renewing and enriching their lives and marriage as they entered their senior years • Describes what the experience actually feels like and provides protocols for the safe, responsible, recreational, and celebrational use of MDMA for individuals and groups In a world that keeps us separate from each other, MDMA is the chemical of connection. Aptly known in popular culture as “Ecstasy,” MDMA helps us rediscover our own true loving nature, often obscured by the traumas of life. On its way to becoming a prescription medication due to groundbreaking research on its use to treat PTSD, Ecstasy can offer benefits for all adult life stages, from 20-somethings to seniors. In this memoir and guide to safe use, Charles Wininger, a licensed psychoanalyst and mental health counselor, details the countless ways that Ecstasy has helped him become a better therapist and husband. He recounts his coming of age in the 1960s counterculture, his 50 years of responsible experimentation with mind-altering substances, and his immersion in the new psychedelic renaissance. He explains how he and his wife found Ecstasy to be the key to renewing and enriching their lives as they entered their senior years. It also strengthened the bonds of their marriage. Countering the fearful propaganda that surrounds this drug, Wininger describes what the experience actually feels like and explores the value of Ecstasy and similar substances for helping psychologically healthy individuals live a more “optimal” life. He provides protocols for the responsible, recreational, and celebrational use of MDMA, including how to perfect the experience, maximize the benefits and minimize the risks, and how it may not be for everyone. He reveals how MDMA has revitalized his marriage, both erotically and emotionally, and describes how pleasure, fun, and joy can be profound bonding and transformative experiences. Revealing MDMA’s versatility when it comes to bringing lasting renewal, pleasure, and inspiration to one’s life, Wininger shows that recognizing the transformative power of happiness-inducing experiences can be the first step on the path to healing.
|Author||: Christine Petersen|
|Editor||: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC|
More commonly known as E, ecstasy or MDMA is a psychoactive drug which in users produces increased empathy, euphoria, and an altered sense of time. Ecstasy is illegal in most of the world, however studies continue to pursue ecstasy and its help in the treatment of PTSD. As an uncontrolled substance however, this drug is dangerous and over time can alter brain chemistry, increase depression and anxiety, and effect the nervous system. This timely book exposes readers to personal stories from teens coping with ecstasy abuse. It also provides warning signs, treatment options, and most importantly, solutions. Sidebars, a relevant glossary of terms, current websites, and science content are included in this detailed look into the teen issue of ecstasy use and abuse.
|Author||: Jason Ditton,Richard Hammersley,Furzana Khan|
This book about ecstacy users' lives is based on one of the biggest government-funded projects ever undertaken and gives voice to the chemical generation for the first time. In the UK, where the study was conducted, over fifty per cent of young people use drugs, a quarter of them regularly. The people in this book are ordinary, decent, family-loving people, with normal lives, normal problems and normal aspirations. Through their own words we hear how they first started using ecstasy, how they use it in different ways, why clubbing and raving are so important, how good sex is on ecstasy, how they chill out, how they come down, what problems they encountered and why they quit. This path-breaking book ends by trying to answer the questions on the lips of every member of the chemical generation: what are the long-term effects of ecstasy? Because we can't answer them, the authors claim, we are failing in our duty to our children: telling them not to take ecstasy is alienating and pointless.
|Author||: Irvine Welsh|
|Editor||: Random House|
Lloyd from Leith has a transfiguring passion for the unhappily married Heather. Together they explore the true nature of house music and chemical romance. Will their ardour fizzle and die or will it ignite and blaze like a thousand suns? Ecstasy follows them and others through the backstreets of Edinburgh, stifling suburban sitting rooms and the bright lights of London. Exhilarating and dazzling, this is Welsh at his very best.
|Author||: Timothy Leary|
|Editor||: Ronin Publishing (CA)|
Now repackaged with a striking new cover by renowned cyber-artist Brummbauer, this collection of 22 essays, speeches, and interviews, first published in 1968, presents psychedelic pioneer Timothy Leary at his most influential, provocative, and outrageous. Photos & illustrations.
|Author||: Matthew Collin|
|Editor||: Profile Books|
From its first publication in 1997, Altered State established itself as the definitive text on Ecstasy and dance culture. This new edition sees Matthew Collin cast a fresh eye on the heady events of the acid house 'Summer of Love' and the rave scene's euphoric escalation into commercial excess as MDMA became a mass-market narcotic. Altered State is the best-selling book on Ecstasy culture, using a cast of memorable characters to track the origins of the scene and its drug through psychedelic subcults, underground gay discos and the Balearic paradise of Ibiza, to the point where Tony Blair was using an Ecstasy anthem as an election campaign song. Altered State critically examines the ideologies and myths of the scene, documenting the criminal underside to the blissed-out image, shedding new light on the social history of the most spectacular youth movement of the twentieth century.
|Author||: Ryū Murakami|
" Et toi, tu sais pourquoi Van Gogh s'est taillé une oreille ? " C'est par cette énigme que Miyashita, le je fragile de l'histoire, va se laisser entraîner dans un autre jeu - qui lui sera fatal - de relations sadomasochistes. Aspiré malgré lui par la recherche vertigineuse du plaisir et des drogues, il ira en un crescendo terrifiant jusqu'au point de non-retour. Ecstasy est le premier volume de la trilogie intitulée par l'auteur Monologues sur le plaisir, la lassitude et la mort.
|Author||: Robert A. Johnson|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
THE RENOWNED JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR OF 'TRANSFORMATION' AND 'OWNING YOUR OWN SHADOW' BRINGS THE HIDDEN GIFT OF ECSTASY BACK INTO OUR LIVES. Robert A. Johnson has taken tens of thousands of readers on spiritual and psychological journeys
|Author||: Barbara Carrellas|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
From Barbara Carrellas, sex expert and author of the best-selling book Urban Tantra, comes Ecstasy is Necessary. This is not your average tips-and-techniques sex book; rather it is an exploratory journey of the sexual self and the infinite possibilities of ecstatic expression. In Ecstasy is Necessary, Carrellas teaches readers how to discover, nurture, expand, and embrace their authentic, ever-evolving, sensual, sexual self. Everyone goes through different phases of sexual expression and desire, and there are an infinite number of erotic and ecstatic possibilities available at all points along the way. The insights readers will gain in their journey with Carrellas will help them confidently approach sex and relationships in a way that works for them no matter where they are in their sexual evolution. They will get tools for solving the inevitable challenges that arise. They'll even receive permission not to have sex at all, if that's what's right for them, because it is possible to create ecstatic experiences even when sex itself is not possible, available, or appropriate. Using stories and simple exercises, Carrellas helps readers understand how they are wired for sex and relationships, what their personal warning signs look like, and what they need for optimum care. Plus, they'll learn how to effectively communicate this information to others so that they can be loved more easily and effectively. As readers discover their authentic sexual selves, they will learn how to create the conditions that allow more and more of their experiences and relationships to be opportunities for-and invitations to-ecstasy.
|Author||: Mircea Eliade|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
Surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet.
|Author||: Ben Malbon|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
This book offers a unique insight and analysis of the cultures, spaces and experiences of clubbing. Divided into three sections: Beginnings, The Night Out and Reflections, Clubbing includes first-hand accounts of clubbing experiences, framing these accounts within the relevant research and a review of clubbing in late-1990s Britain. Malbon particularly focuses on: * the unwritten codes of social interaction among clubbers * issues of gender and sexuality * the effects of music and the role of ecstacy * clubbing as a playful act and a form of resistance * personal interpretations of clubbing experiences Offering an informative and intimate insight into the world of clubbing and the experiences of clubbers, this book presents a clear framework for study in this field.
|Author||: Leslie Iversen|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. In this book, a leading authority on psychoactive drugs explores the uses and abuses of amphetamines. Eschewing dogma, Iversen presents a fascinating and accessible exposé of recreational and medical amphetamine use.
|Author||: Mary Sharratt|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
From the author of Illuminations, a novel of the imminent composer Alma Mahler, what she sacrificed for love, and how she brought men to their knees. Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind in Vienna, young, beautiful Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A new era of possibility for women is dawning, and she is determined to make the most of it. But Alma loses her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, nearly twenty years her senior. He demands that she give up her music as a condition of their marriage. Torn by her love and in awe of his genius, how will she remain true to herself and her artistic passion? Part cautionary tale, part triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy reveals the true Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, sister, mother, wife, lover, and muse. Mary Sharratt has finally given center stage to one of the most controversial and complex women of her time. A New York Post Must-Read Boook “Sharratt has made an impressive career fleshing out the lives of women rendered one-dimensional in the pages of history...With this fine work, [Sharratt] has us wanting more.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Alma Mahler is certainly worthy of joining the remarkable women about whom Sharratt has previously written.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press “This winning historical novel offers an enjoyable portrait of an ambitious woman whose struggles are as relevant today as they were a century ago.”—Publishers Weekly “[Sharratt] has in-depth knowledge of classical music and turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna…Recommended for readers who like the peaks and valleys of nonstop drama.”—Library Journal
|Author||: Jack Kornfield|
One of the nation's leading Buddhist teachers and author of A Path with Heart and Buddha's Little Instruction Book uses moving stories to reveal the secret of discovering wisdom while pursuing personal spirituality. Reprint.
|Author||: Harvey B. Milkman,Stanley G. Sunderwirth|
"Harvey B. Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth have written a tour de force. Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs: A Positive Approach to Mood Alteration . . . is a beautifully written and organized book . . . a thrill ride through the most innovative and insightful perspectives that science and clinical experience have to offer . . . hip and artistic, reflecting a deep understanding of addiction . . . a major contribution to the field; it is must reading." - Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS Editor, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Director, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance "Reading this book is in itself and ecstatic experience! . . . a fascinating journey that explores the benefits and risks of pleasure and the universal desire to feel good . . . It′s quite a trip." - G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, University of Washington People from all walks of life often lose themselves in pursuing counterfeit pleasures--cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, thrill seeking, sex, food, gambling, and on-line fantasies to name just a few. How does the pursuit of pleasure result in compulsion and loss of control? Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs addresses this fundamental question and then explores positive ways to achieve lasting happiness and fulfillment. Readers will gain important insight on how to improve their own quality of life and will learn how to offer support to clients, students, family, and friends whose lives may be compromised by hedonic dependencies. Students of addictive behaviors and anyone interested in discovering healthy means to satisfy the drive to alter consciousness will find this book compelling. Reviews of previous work: "The chemistry and psychology of addiction are described with considerable insight. . . . These authors know their stuff and make a compelling case." - The Los Angeles Times "The authors provide a valuable service by placing into perspective a large array of behaviors that could be considered addictive." - JAMA