Lysergic (3rd edition – 2014)
In Lysergic, Krystle Cole describes the events that occurred in her life within the time period of 2000 to 2003. Krystle explains her involvement with Gordon Todd Skinner and William Leonard Pickard, the infamous LSD chemists who operated their lab in an underground missile silo in Kansas. This lab, after being busted and shutdown by the DEA, was reported to have been producing 90% of the world’s supply of LSD.
Krystle gives an account of her unique perspective regarding the part of her life she has often called “the crazy psychedelic freak show” that ensued after the Pickard LSD lab bust. Lysergic is a combination of things – it is a story of love, a story of abuse, and most of all, it is a depiction of psychedelic experiences that ultimately exerted a profound effect upon Krystle’s life.
This third edition of Lysergic contains excerpts from letters that Skinner wrote to Krystle from prison. It also has enhanced formatting and never-seen-before pictures from that time period.
After the Trip (2nd edition – 2014)
In After the Trip, Krystle vividly intertwines her most private philosophical perspectives on reality with the more mundane aspects of life. She utilizes the process of journaling to provide a unique, narrative account of personal growth directly as it occurs. She shares her thoughts on various topics including the psychedelic experience, spirituality, maintaining a high level of happiness, achieving goals, and living a fulfilling life. This second edition of After the Trip contains journal entries from 2007 along with more recent entries from 2014.
MDMA for PTSD (2013) (ebook)
Krystle reviews the present state of research regarding the safety and efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Krystle shares her perspective alongside interviews with Dr. Rick Doblin, Dr. Michael Mithoefer, Dr. Peter Oehen, Dr. Ben Sessa, Dr. Rodney Benson, and Dr. William Fantegrossi.
To more fully consider the societal impact of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, an online survey was also administered to examine over 1000 participants’ opinions of MDMA, ecstasy, and PTSD research. Beyond this, readers are provided with general information about MDMA including the subjective effects of recreational use, pharmacology, functional neuroanatomy, side effects, addiction potential, and long-term damage.