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Dreams and Realities
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Author(s) :
Karl Jansen M.D.
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
2001(pb,1st ed,vg+)
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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
""Karl Jansen's book Ketamine: Dreams and Realities is a goldmine 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 view point. The author's broad perspective, which covers all the aspects of ketamine from pharmacology to its use at raves, makes this book interesting for clinicians and researchers, as well as the general public."
-- Stan Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future: Lessons From Modern Consciousness Research and LSD Psychotherapy

"Indispensible reading for those with any interest in ketamine. Entertaining, though-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.

London researcher Karl 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. He is now a psychiatrist in London.