No matter how experienced you are with tripping, please pick a few (any) of these Essential Links and read them from start to finish... unless you've already read them.
Read up before you ever trip... if you can. It is good to know a thing or two about tripping before you actually trip.The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary is a great, and comprehensive introduction to Psychedelics. This book should be required reading for Shroomerites.For more reading material visit the reccomended links on this page.Remember,knowledge empowers you and can save you in hard situations!
Remember, the more you know about tripping, the more you will understand... and enjoy. Keep your mind open to new things. You create your own reality.
This is A MUST READ! This link is gold, Timothy Leary's "The Psychedelic Experience" ONLINE (Normal folks need to buy this book!)!!! Tim Leary was the guru of LSD, and he wrote many books. "The Psychedelic Experience" is the tripping handbook for many psychonauts around the world.
Many hours of McKenna speeches. Like Leary, Terrance McKenna was a well known psychadelic philosopher and shaman. Terrance McKenna is not as easy for newbie trippers to approach as Leary. In his books and lectures, he often takes on very difficult topics. Terrance was definitely a brilliant man. Thank God there are so many recordings of him... although his voice may take a little getting used to.
According to Dade Murphy, "I've found this practical guide to be very informative and accurate. (D.M. Turner's Essential Psychedelic Guide) It's more concise and easier to navigate/understand than, say, the Vaults of Erowid or Shulgin's books. Of course it leaves out a lot of points that more lengthy resources might go after."