Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
Add to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Breaking Open the Head

Best Seller
Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
Paperback $16.00
Aug 12, 2003 | ISBN 9780767907439

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Aug 12, 2003 | ISBN 9780767907439

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Aug 06, 2002 | ISBN 9780767911528

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details

Praise

"Grippingly dramatic, powerfully moving, this is a classic of the literature of ecstasy."
–Booklist (starred review)

"In his reporting, [Pinchbeck] manages to walk a difficult tonal tightrope, balancing his skepticism with a desire to be transformed. He thoughtfully serveys the literature about psychedelic drugs, but the most exhilirating and illuminating sections are the descriptions of drug taking…Pinchbeck’s earnest, engaged and winning matter carry the book."
–Publishers Weekly

"I much admire Breaking Open the Head for being the account of an authentic quest for enlightenment in jungles, up rivers, in deserts, and hardest of all to access, the human mind and heart via one of the oldest thoroughfares on earth, mind-expanding drugs. This is a serious and illuminating journey."
–Paul Theroux

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Daniel Pinchbeck
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top