Enhanced Minds lets us know the three must-read books for any self-respecting psychonaut:
Exploring consciousness as a “psychonaut” can be interesting and mysterious, some may even find it scary. The books below should help any psychonaut with their exploration. These books give insight into navigating, understanding, and integrating psychedelic experiences. They also give an analysis of how the human mind functions and all that goes on within it. All of these books are a must read for anyone interested in exploring consciousness.
Doors of Perception | Heaven & Hell – Aldous Huxley
Doors of Perception seems to be by far the most well-known modern literature on psychedelic experiences. Huxley describes his first mescaline experience and provides interesting ideas about drugs and consciousness. In addition, he provides his own map and navigation for mystical experiences. Finally, he discusses the potential of psychedelic drugs in science and culture. These essays are the first documented careful examination of the psychedelic experience.