"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 that covers all
the aspects of Ketamine from pharmacology to its use in raves makes
this book interesting for clinicians and researchers, as well as the
- Stan Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future: Lessons
From Modern Consciousness Research; LSD Psychotherapy
reading for those with any interest in ketamine. Entertaining, thought-provoking,
- Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A
Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and
"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.
First Authoritative and Comprehensive Analysis of Ketamine"
- favorable review of Ketamine Dreams, Pillay VV (2004);
Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
London researcher Karl L. R. 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.
Dr. Jansen welcomes correspondence on the topic of ketamine. He
can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com