If you’re like us, you’ve been listening to many audiobooks these days, especially with the lingering effects of lockdown and the stay-at-home order. Oftentimes, listening and getting stoned go hand in hand, so here are a few recommendations of audiobooks that will make your brain happy while high.
Cosmos, by Carl Sagan
Close your eyes and drift off into space (literally) in an exploration of skies and galaxies from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer, Carl Sagan. While you can also experience the television show of the same name – “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” there’s nothing quite like relaxing into a couch or your favorite chair, putting on your headphones and letting your mind expand as the intriguing mysteries of space science fill your ears.
Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian Weiss
You may think a book about death and dying is morbid at first glance, but rest assured, nothing is more thought provoking and entertaining than hearing Weiss’ insights into what happens to the mind, body and soul after death. Weiss details how he was initially skeptical of reincarnation and “all that stuff,” but how through his own firsthand experiences with “the other side,” he became a believer. With cannabis in your system, you’ll really want to pause between chapters to process all the knowledge this audiobook drops on you.
The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle
What better way to find your moment of zen than to get high and listen to a soothing voice talk about the importance of living in the present moment. The book – which explores transcending your thoughts of the past and future – was recommended by Oprah’s book club and has been so impactful to people that even Katy Perry wrote one of her hits after listening to it. Imagine the impact the book will have on you after a little gange is in your system?
The Doors Of Perception & Heaven And Hell, by Aldous Huxley
Having anyone regale you with tales of their psychedelic experiences can be very entertaining, but hearing Aldous Huxley’s insights from while under the influence of mescaline will really get your brain thumping. Add in some cannabis on your end, and you’ll be ready to blast off listening to a spiritual journey about the search for enlightenment from an author sublimely under the influence of a mind-altering substance.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson
You’ve probably seen the movie, but have you ever listened to the book? You’re in for a treat you’ve never experienced this Hunter S. Thompson classic in either of those two mediums. Hearing about his journey with psychoactive substances won’t necessarily cause you to trip, but listening to the book while high will definitely send you into another dimension.