1. How to change your mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan - probably, one of the most well-known and best-selling psychedelic novels.
It explains psychedelics and why they aren't drugs, why we need to care for them, and why it's critical for dying people to leave the world peacefully. Michael Pollan stated that he regrets that he just discovered psychedelics in his 60s.
If you don't want to read the book, I have good news for you: Netflix has adopted the author's book and created episodes that cover each psychedelic - their history, perspectives, and opinions of those who use them.
2. LSD, My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann - the real father of the LSD tells us the history of his "Problem Child" and his career as a chemist
Many people would disagree, but we cannot reject that the discovery of LSD-25 was one of the most significant scientific achievements of the twentieth century - acid inspired many notable people in their own creations, including The Beatles, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Feynman, and Ralph Abraham, among many others.
In this book, Hofmann talks about LSD's path from mysterious psychotropic chemical to recreational drug that we all needed in our lives, while also addressing psilocybin, whose popularity came as a result of LSD's fame.
3. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley - the book that opened many people to the vast world of psychedelics in the 1950s.
In this book, the famous author of Brave New World informs us about his first experience with psychedelics as well as the potential dangers of psychedelics in a very comprehensible and accessible manner - it was one of the first books of its kind at the time. Without a doubt, Huxley was entirely responsible for encouraging people to give a try to psychedelics.