50 Trippy Coloring Pages

Stop Press !! My new psychedelic coloring book is now available on Amazon ! Check out some samples here :

High Visions - Psychedelic Coloring Book

Summer is here in Japan and that means summer holidays. Which also means kids screaming in your ears for something to do ! Well if you can scrape  them away from the X-box/Playstation long enough and remind them what color pencils look like then they might just enjoy this collection of printable psychedelic coloring pages. 

Some of these crazy trippy coloring images are detailed and complex enough to amuse you and your kids for hours on end. Actually I suspect some of you adults might find more enjoyment out of doing these than any toddler. I know I'm getting a kick out them. 

To view the image simply click on it to be shown a larger version which you can then print out from your browser or just download it and do whatever you like with it. 

If you come up with anything really colorful why not take a photo of your creation and email them to me and I'll post them here on the blog to share. I'm always on the lookout for new trippy patterns.

Have a great psychedelic summer everyone and enjoy these psychedelic coloring pictures !

Posted on 25.6.13 by PsyAmb TAG : | 7 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

Best Psychedelic Books List

Psychedelic books have always constituted a large percentage of my reading time.

From my teenage days when I  traveled far to the city in search of  bookstores stocking anything to do with psychedelia to today where I can have my next book delivered to my ebook reader within seconds. Psychedelic literature of all forms has shaped my understanding of life and continues to inform my decisions.

So in an effort to collate all the psychedelic books I have read and would like to read I have put all the books in a long list of noteworthy titles. 

That done, I was wondering if you guys have any others you would like to recommend ? 

This list is a work in progress so please help me build up a solid collection of psychedelic books that we can share as a resource for people everywhere. I have included all kinds of trippy literature here from drugs, spiritualism, art, music and the science behind the psychedelic experience. 

So if you have any of your own favorites to add please comment in the form below, send me an email or contact me via the Facebook link on the right-side of this blog.

Happy reading !

  • LSD My Problem Child - Albert Hofmann
  • Be Here Now - Ram Dass
  • Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story - Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin
  • LSD - Otto Snow
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe 
  • Sacred Mushroom of Visions  - Ralph Metzner
  • Psychedelic Prayers: And Other Meditations - Timothy Leary
  • Your Brain Is God - Timothy Leary
  • High Priest - Timothy Leary
  • The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead - Timothy Leary
  • The Invisible Landscape  - Terence McKenna, Dennis McKenna
  • Thr Archaic Revival - Terence McKenna
  • True Hallucinations  - Terence McKenna
  • Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna
  • Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
  • The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Doors Of Perception - Aldous Huxley  
  • Advanced Techniques of Clandestine Psychedelic & Amphetamine Manufacture - Uncle Fester
  • Adventures Beyond the Body - William Buhlman
  • Animals and Psychedelics - Rob Montgomery , Giorgio Samorini
  • The Shaman & Ayahuasca - Don Jose Campos, Geraldine Overton, Alberto Roman, Charles Grob 
  • Ayahuasca Visions - Pablo Amaringo, Luis Luna
  • Sacred Vine of Spirits : Ayahuasca - Ralph Metzner
  • The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge - Jeremy Narby
  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule - Rick Strassman
  • Shedding the Layers - Mark Flaherty
  • The Ayahuasca Diaries - Caspar Greeff
  • Fishers of Men - Adam Elenbaas
  • Heavenly Highs - Peter Stafford
  • Pineal Gland & Third Eye - Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
  • Supernatural - Graham Hancock
  • Inner Paths to Outer Space - Rick Strassman
  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide - James Fadiman
  • Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing - Michael Muhammad Knight
  • Hallucinogens: A Reader - Charles S. Grob   
  • The Long Trip: A Prehistory of Psychedelia - Paul Devereux
  • One Pill Makes You Smaller - Lisa Dierbeck
  • The Chemistry of Mind-Altering Drugs - Daniel M. Perrine
  • Peyote and Other Psychoactive Cacti - Adam Gottlieb
  • Peyote : The Divine Cactus - Edward F. Anderson
  • The Hummingbird's Journey to God: Perspectives on San Pedro - Ross Heaven
  • Plant Spirit Shamanism - Ross Heaven, Howard G. Charing
  • Plants of the Gods - Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Christian Ratsch
  • Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook - L. G Nicholas, Kerry Ogame
  • Psychedelic Monographs & Essays - Thomas Lyttle
  • The Psychedelic Sacrament - Dan Merkur
  • Off the Wall: Psychedelic Rock Posters from San Francisco - Jean Pierre Criqui 
  • Mushrooms and Mankind - James Arthur
  • The Psychedelic Future of the Mind - Thomas B. Roberts
  • The Psychedelic Renaissance - Dr Ben Sessa
  • The New Science of Psychedelics - David Jay Brown
  • Brotherhood of the screaming abyss - Dennis McKenna
  • Psychedelic Shamanism - Jim DeKorne     
  • Psychedelic Trips for the Mind - Paul Krassner
  • Psychedelics Encyclopedia by Peter Stafford
  • Sacred Plant Medicine : The Wisdom in Native American Herbalism - Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Soma : Divine Mushroom of Immortality - R. Gordon Wasson
  • Persephone's Quest - R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Carl Ruck, Jonathan Ott
  • The Great Shark Hunt : Strange Tales from a Strange Time  - Hunter S. Thompson
  • Sisters of the Extreme - Various
  • Cosmic Trigger I : Final Secret of the Illuminati - Robert Anton Wilson
  • What the Dormouse Said - John Markoff
  • The Road of Excess : A History of Writers on Drugs - Marcus Boon
  • The Joyous Cosmology : Adventures in the Chemistry of Conciousness - Alan Watts
  • The Road to Eleusis - R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann
  • Are You Experienced ? - Ken Johnson
  • The Secret Chief - Myron J. Stolaroff
  • The Natural Mind - Andrew T. Weil M.D.
  • Earth Ascending - Ph.D. Jose Arguelles
  • States of Consciousness - Charles Tart
  • The Private Sea : LSD & the Search for God - William Braden
  • Transfiguration - Alex Grey
  • Storming Heaven : LSD and the American Dream - Jay Stevens
  • The Teachings of Don Juan ( series ) - Carlos Castaneda
  • Psychedelic : Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s - David Rubin
  • Tryptamine Palace : 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad - James Oroc 
  • Electrical Banana : Masters of Psychedelic Art - Norman Hathaway, Daniel Nadel
  • The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes : The Art of Alan Aldridge - Alan Aldridge
  • Art of the Dead - Phil Cushway
  • High Art : A History of the Psychedelic Poster - Ted Owen
  • Sex, Rock 'n' Roll & Op. Illusions - Victor Moscoso
  • Visionary Plant Consciousness - J. P. Harpignies
  • Yellow Submarine.. the Beatles (hardcover) - Charlie Gardner
  • Hallucinogenic Plants (A Golden Guide) - Richard Evans Schultes, Elmer W. Smith
  • Ecstasy : The MDMA Story - Bruce Eisner, Peter Stafford, Stanley Krippner
  • Codex Seraphinianus - Luigi Serafini
  • Art Forms in Nature - Ernst Haeckel
  • Salvia Divinorum : Doorway to Thought Free Awareness - J. D. Arthur
  • Mushroom Wisdom : How Shamans Cultivate Spiritual Consciousness - Martin W. Ball
  • Ayahuasca in My Blood : 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming - Peter Gorman
  • Ayahuasca Reader -  Luis Eduardo Luna, Steven F. White
  • Cleansing the Doors of Perception - Huston Smith
  • Sacred Mushrooms : Secrets of Eleusis - Carl A. P. Ruck
  • Etidorpha The End of Earth - John Uri Lloyd
  • Psychedelic Healing - Neal M. Goldsmith
  • Decoding Eternal Tales : Psychedelic Art of John Thompson - John Thompson
  • Global Tribe : Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance - Graham St. John
  • Orange Sunshine - Nicholas Schou
  • The Art of Peter Max - Charles A. Riley, Peter Max
  • Illuminatus - Robert Venosa
  • LSD Psychotherapy - Stanislav Grof
  • The Futurological Congress : From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy - Stanislaw Lem
  • Grudge Punk - John McNee
  • Vurt / Pollen - Jeff Noon
  • Visions of a Huichol Shaman - Peter T. Furst
  • The Shaman's Mirror : Visionary Art of the Huichol
  • Trout's Notes on San Pedro & Related Trichocereus Species - Keeper of the Trout
  • Left in the Dark - Tony Wright, Graham Gynn   
  • Entangled - Graham Hancock
  • Enter Through the Image - L. Caruana
  • The Art of the Fillmore : 1966-1971 - Gayle Lemke, Bill Graham
  • Memoirs of an ExHippie : Seven Years in the Counterculture - Robert A. Roskind   

Posted on 18.6.13 by PsyAmb TAG : , | 4 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

Entheogenic - Anthropomorphic - Review

Artist : Entheogenic
Title : Anthropomorphic
Label : Universal Symbiosis Records
Release : May 2013
Genre : Psychill, Psydub, Psytrance
Rating :

Entheogenic are back with a surprise new release, a four track album called Anthropomorphic. Some may debate that a four track release can hardly be called a full album. However each of the track are over or close to 10 minutes in length so I think it's fair enough to go with album rather than EP this time. 

 Tracklist :

1. Luminous Child 11:19
2. Tonglen 09:51
3. Spirit Molecule (Wounded Man Pech Merle Mix) 09:59
4. Soma (Veda Mix) 11:22

Entheogenic remain one of the best loved acts in the psychedelic ambient music scene. Their twisting melodies and deep basslines have gained them thousands of fans worldwide since their masterpiece self titled debut release in 2002. 

Subsequent albums were met with mixed reviews as they tried out different styles of music. However over the last two or three releases then have regained some of their original psychedelic brilliance which has never been more wonderfully demonstrated than on Anthropomorphic.

The album begins with the 11 minute spiritual carpet ride Luminous Child which will melt you right into your sofa and tingle your pineal gland with multilayered sparkling crystals of hyper dimensional resonance. 

Posted on 10.6.13 by PsyAmb TAG : | 1 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

Trippy Pictures Collection

I've gathered together another round of trippy pictures and psyart for you all to see. There is quite a range of styles on offer here from black and white collages to full blow color trippy mind-fraks. 

I especially like the grizzly bear and giraffe Godzilla like creation. There is so much crazy stuff going on with Photoshop artists these days. I like to equate these psychedelic collages to a form of sampling. 

In much the same way that genre mashing groups like Australia's "The Avalanches" created psychedelic music out of sampling other artists I get the same sense that designers and bedroom Photoshop kids are also doing the same in the digital art realm. 

Wonderful stuff - I can't get enough of these trippy creations. Enjoy !

trippy picture of a tiger and mushroom
Posted on 7.6.13 by PsyAmb TAG : | 4 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )