Entheogen Books - readings to enlighten and educate
Entheogenic Liberation: Unraveling the Enigma of Nonduality with 5-MeO-DMT Energetic Therapy (2017)
From the author of the groundbreaking book, Being Human, comes a radical new guide to personal liberation and transformation. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on nonduality and psychedelic experience, Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., Entheogenic Liberation is the definitive work on 5-MeO-DMT and its applicability to genuine enlightenment and freedom from the illusory prison of the ego. With wisdom and guidance culled from years of direct therapeutic work, this book lays out precise and detailed instructions and methodologies for working with the world’s most powerful entheogenic medicine for the purpose of achieving liberation into the fundamental unitary state of being. Presented as a form of therapy, this work is free from metaphysics and speculation, articulating practical approaches for deep entheogenic work that can achieve radical and meaningful results. The ideas and techniques explored here could revolutionize the way people think of psychedelics, nonduality, human life, and reality in general. Provocative, challenging, and deeply
insightful, Entheogenic Liberation is a must-read for anyone serious about liberation and the future o humanity - a future that is grounded in truth, or lost in illusion and the perpetual confusions of the human ego.
Beyond the artificial construct of the individual self lies an infinite unitary state of love, awareness, and authentic being. By working to energetically unwind the unconscious artifice of the ego, the possibility of true freedom calls.
Only you can liberate yourself. Are you ready?
Being Infinite - An Entheogenic Odyssey into the Limitless Eternal: A Memoir from Ayahuasca to Zen (2014)
This memoir is an intimate look into my personal process of awakening and nondual transformation through my explorations of spirituality and entheogenic states of being. It follows my journey from childhood to the culmination of my personal process in 2009 via extensive work with 5-MeO-DMT and ayahuasca. This is sure to be a provocative and challenging addition to the literature on etheogenic practices and psychedelic memoirs. For anyone who wants to know what I went through to learn the things I have, and how I came to my radically nondual view, this is what to read.
All is One: Understanding Entheogens and Nonduality (2012)
This is a short ebook exploring the topic of nonduality, the nature of the ego, and role of entheogens in producing nondual, unitary states of consciousness and their relationship to enlightenment.
"Nonduality, the Ego, and Entheogens"
Selections from my forthcoming novel, Beyond Azara - "Slipping into Infinity" and "The Story of the One"
"God's Handbook for Operating Human Vehicles"
and "Sleepwalkers, Awaken"
Available at Lulu.com, the iBookstore and Amazon exclusively in ebook and Kindle format, $4.99
The Entheological Paradigm: Essays on the DMT and 5-MeO-DMT Experience and the Meaning of it All (2011)
Now available in paperback and ebook.
This book is a collection of independently written essays about the Entheological Paradigm, which I first articulated in Being Human, including movie reviews and analysis of the film Avatar and The Spirit Molecule, and my controversial article on Terence McKenna. This book is an invaluable addition to the ongoing discovery of the meaning of it all . . .
"The Entheological Paradigm: An Overview"
"The Process: An Experiential Discourse on Non-Duality"
"Terence on DMT: McKenna's Reflections in the Tryptamine Mirror of the Self"
"Ego, Energy, and Entheogens: The Reality of Human Liberation from Illusion"
"Digesting The Spirit Molecule: Is DMT Inter-Dimensional Rocket Fuel or a Reflection of the Self?"
"The Avatar Dreamhunt: Why Psychedelics Make Avatar More Sophisticated"
Being Human: An Entheological Guide to God, Evolution, and the Fractal Energetic Nature of Reality (2009)
After a year of intensive personal work exploring my energy and consciousness with entheogenic medicines such as Ayahuasca and 5-MeO-DMT, I underwent a profound transformation of my being in the Spring of 2009. Being Human is the product of this personal transformation and radical self-liberation: A completely true account of the fundamental nature of reality and how YOU can liberate yourself from the confines of your illusion-bound ego.
Simple, concise, and radical, Being Human outlines the Entheological Paradigm, a Grand Unified Theory of reality that accounts for not only all of the physical world, but personal consciousness, life, and God as well. This guide explains the nature of God as a Fractal Energy Being and how this One Being works to create all of physical reality and is also embodied in all living beings through the process of evolution.
To be Human is to be God in a body. This guide not only explains how this is accomplished through energetic evolution, but also explains how individuals can use entheogenic medicines to learn how to own their personal energy and take responsibility for themselves as unique manifestations and embodiments of God.
Free of fluff, mystification, metaphysics, and all religious dogma and illusion, Being Human is the simple, easy-to-follow guide to a fulfilling life in reality that humanity has been waiting for. This is the book that can change the world, and it all begins with YOU!
Welcome, at long last, to Reality!
Entheologues: Conversations with Leading Psychedelic Thinkers, Explorers and Researcher (2008)
Entheologues presents a fascinating collection of interviews with top figures in the entheogenic field. James Oroc talks about God, 5-MeO-DMT, zero-point energy and the Akashic Field. Rick Strassman discusses his new book and shares the surprising results of his DMT study, along with his hopes for an entheogenic research center. Jan Irvin and John Rush discuss the roles of psychedelic mushrooms and other visionary sacraments in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In the final interview, Daniel Siebert gives a detailed history of Salvia divinorum. Completing the book, Martin W. Ball makes a strong case for the human right to entheogen use as religious sacraments. Was Jesus a psychedelic mushroom? Do DMT experiences send people into alternate realities? What is the legal status of entheogens for spiritual use? Why are there so many mushroom images in Christian art? Can 5-MeO-DMT bring about realization of God? These questions and more are answered in Entheologues.
Sage Spirit: Salvia Divinorum and the Entheogenic Experience (2007)
Salvia divinorum is a unique and profoundly powerful visionary herb from the Mazatec region of Mexico. Now widely available in the western world via the internet, but still little understood, this legal entheogen is becoming ever more popular among those who follow the shamanic path of plant based spirituality. In this work, artist, musician, writer and shamanic explorer, Martin Ball, navigates his way through the strange world of sage space, from Burning Man to overtone singing and cosmic serpents, bringing back guidance and advice for the use of Salvia divinorum as a true entheogen and ritual sacrament. Sage Spirit is bound to be a valuable resource for all those interested in exploring salvia responsibly as a spiritual catalyst and consciousness-expanding agent of personal transformation. Filled with personal accounts, practical advice and philosophical reflections, this book is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about this amazing visionary plant.
Mushroom Wisdom: How Shamans Cultivate Spiritual Consciousness (2006)
Mushroom Wisdom explores the universal aspects of the psilocybin mushroom experience as it relates to spirituality. Author Martin Ball explains how mushroom use can lead the spiritual seeker to profound states of self-awareness and radical understanding of the nature of the self, reality, and the sacred. Topics include looking into the spiritual mirror to uncover an authentic sense of self, developing “witness” consciousness to overcome self-limiting concepts and judgments, and removing obstacles of ego and self-induced suffering to trigger the rich experience of “spirit flow.” The book also addresses the creation and use of ritual, sacred objects, and the importance of sound and silence. Ball distinguishes between using mushrooms in spiritual work as opposed to simply having a pleasant psychedelic experience. Not a guide to how to have “fun” with psilocybin mushrooms, Mushroom Wisdom is a serious investigation into deep spiritual nature, drawing on both a wide array of scientific disciplines and ancient shamanic practice.