Thomas Hatsis

Thomas Hatsis is a historian of psychedelia, witchcraft, magic, pagan religions, alternative Christianities, and the cultural intersection of those areas, who holds a master’s degree in history from Queens College. The author of The Witches’ Ointment and Psychedelic Mystery Traditions, he runs, a site dedicated to promoting the latest and best information pertaining to the Psychedelic Renaissance. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Books By Thomas Hatsis

  1. The Witches' Ointment

    The Witches' Ointment

    By Thomas Hatsis

    In the medieval period preparations with hallucinogenic herbs were part of folk remedies but the Church demonized these practices creating the classical “witch” stereotype and what history has called the “witches’ ointment.” This book presents dozens of these psychoactive formulas gleaned from rare manuscripts all over the world including spells, love potions, and herbal preparations.
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    Psychedelic Mystery Traditions

    Psychedelic Mystery Traditions

    By Thomas Hatsis

    Hatsis shows how psychedelics have been an integral part of the human experience since Neolithic times and describes how different peoples in the Western world, including ancient priestesses, Christian Gnostics, alchemists, wise-women, and Victorian magicians, utilized sacred psychedelic plants and entheogens for divination, sex magic, communication with gods, and more.