This book's blend of scholarship, erudition, and imagination makes a compelling argument that huan evolution, even the enlargement of our brains, has been due in part to psilocybin mushrooms and their effects on perception, cognition, and imagination. [Khamsezadeh's] scholarly perspective is persuasive, optimistic, and a pleasure to read.
–JAMES FADIMAN, PhD, microdose researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide The Psilocybin Connection
explores how the psychedelic renaissance impacts lives across the planet. Khamsezadeh compiles compelling scientific research, provocative theories, and bold visions for the evolutionary role of psychedelics. Reading this book will expand your mind without any chemical compounds. And it just might inspire you to engage the territory yourself.
–ADAM B. LEONARD, coauthor of Integral Life Practice
Having been trained in both worlds, Dr. Khamsehzadeh weaves psychedelic Western cultural history with Indigenous wisdom traditions. This book demonstrates a clear integration of passion, scholarship, and a healthy dose of wonder–an elixir for those seeking to connect with the mystery that's woven into not only our human lives but also the very fabric of the cosmos.
–KILE ORTIGO, PhD, author of Beyond the Narrow Life
This book is the single most comprehensive on the subject of psilocybin mushrooms that I've come across in twenty-plus years of exploring the subject. Regardless of your level of knowledge or experience, [this] book is accessible, inviting, inspiring, and incredibly informative. This will be my go-to recommendation when anyone asks me any question about the history, use, science, or potential of psilocybin mushrooms.
–MICHAEL ROESSLEIN, MS, FDN-P, holistic health and wellness educator and founder of Inaura
The perfect story for anyone trying to more deeply understand the role of psychedelics in human civilization, myth, and the future of human evolution–absolutely brilliant!
–MATT MCKIBBIN, cofounder of the CryptoPsychedelic Summit and founder of DecentraNet
Khamsehzadeh offers a comprehensive overview of sacred mushrooms and psilocybin, their history, and their meaningful place in our lives as a species. The Psilocybin Connection
reads like a transmission anchored in the historical, philosophical, and societal facets of sacred mushrooms and psilocybin, while bringing us closer to [the author's] personal views on life, existence, and the transcendent.
–FRANCOISE BOURZAT, author of Consciousness Medicine
A unique overview of the rare knowledge that can be obtained through deep inner journeys, reflective meditations, and a careful study of the science and history of the sacred mushroom. Rooted in a foundation of humanistic and transpersonal psychology, Khamsehzadeh weaves together a beautiful alchemical tapestry–overflowing with treasured revelations and valuable psychological insights. Most highly recommended.
–DAVID JAY BROWN, author of The New Science of Psychedelics