Ketamine: Dreams and Realities
by Karl Jansen M.D., Ph. D., introduction by Emanual Sferios, Founder of DanceSafe
Paperback: 355 pages
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); (December 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.3oz
Ketamine: Dreams and Realities is a non-biased and comprehensive overview of the drug ketamine. It covers everything from its recreational use in the dance community, its use as an adjunct to psychotherapy as an aid in overcoming chemical dependency and alcoholism, to the types of mystical experiences induced by ketamine. This book includes information on the possible benfits and dangers of ketamine use along with an authoratative treatment plan for individuals who become addicted to the drug. It is wealth of information for both laypersons and medical professionals alike.
Praise for the book:
"Karl Jansen's book Ketamine: Dreams and Realities is a gold mine of information on this fascinating substance that combines in a unique way the properties of an anesthetic and a psychedelic. It is clearly written, well researched and documented, and presents a balanced and objective viewpoint. The author's broad perspective that covers all the aspects of ketamine from pharmacology to its use in raves makes this book interesting for clinicians and researchers, as well as for the general public. " Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future: Lessons From Modern Consciousness Research and LSD Psychotherapy
"Indispensable reading for those with any interest in ketamine. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and thorough." Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
"It is an excellent book...a well-done comprehensive review of the entire history of ketamine." Evgeny Krupitsky, M.D., Ph.D., pioneer researcher into the use of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of alcoholism and heroin addiction
"The First Authoritative and Comprehensive Analysis of Ketamine" favorable review from the Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
About the author:
London researcher Karl L. R. Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., and Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is the world's leading expert on ketamine. He has studied ketamine at every level: from photographing the receptors to which ketamine binds in the human brain, while earning his doctorate in clinical pharmacology at the University of Oxford, to publishing papers on his discovery of the similarities between ketamine's psychoactive effects and the near-death experience during his study of medicine in New Zealand. Dr. Jansen believes that ketamine can have potent healing powers when used as an adjunct to psychotherapy but warns of the addictive nature of ketamine. Because of this risk, he has developed new methods for the treatment of ketamine addiction. Dr. Jansen left Oxford in 1993 to train in psychiatry at the Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals.
Dr. Jansen welcomes correspondence on the topic of ketamine. He can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org