Part One: History and Practice 1. The First Twenty Years 2.
Another Reality 3. The Door to What? 4. The Los Angeles Group 5.
Risks of the Psychedelics 6. Advantages in Therapy 7. Elements of Sounds
Therapy 8. Sandison 9. The Mark 10. Therapy Today Part Two: The
Basic Fantasies 11. The Riddle of the Mind 12. The Way Back 13.
Universal Images 14. Hostility 15. Who Wants Reality? 16. Traumas 17.
Divisions of the Mind 18. Siblings 19. The Self 20. Male and Female 21.
Mommy, Where Did I Come From? 22. The Breast 23. Parent-Child 24.
The Murder 25. Death 26. Identity 27. Incest 28. The Renewed
Self 29. Toward Reality 30. Some Aspects of Theory Appendix Bibliography Index
Caldwell travelled widely in the USA and Europe visiting and
studying results in the practices or clinics of psychiatrists using
LSD as a psychotherapeutic tool. In the book he gives an excellent
synthesis of the mass of information and experience gathered.
I come back to this book again and again because Caldwell has
given such a wide map of the worlds of experience one meets during
any prolonged inward exploration or work on oneself. What he says
does not simply apply to LSD, but to any real personal growth.
However, this is the real stuff, not just the fantasy hopes of
achievement. Therefore it includes not only the experience of
samahdi/enlightenment or oneness, but also the inner traumatised
child, the meeting with the betrayal we may have felt as an infant,
and the murder we would like to commit on those who hurt us. -