Reviews

“One of the most important fruits of the…21st century will be the acceptance of the therapeutic use of psychedelics…to ease physical and existential pain and to provide a deeper understanding and acceptance of death. Honor Thy Daughter provides a glimpse of this use.”

Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author of Be Here Now and Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart (with Rameshwar Das).

“A beautifully written account of the medical odyssey of a courageous young woman with terminal cancer supported by her loving mother. This book shows the value of psychedelic therapy as a tool for alleviating the suffering of cancer patients.”

Stanislav Grof, M.D., co-founder of transpersonal psychology and author of LSD Psychotherapy and The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death.

“An intimate true story about one family’s search for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. This book is a potent reminder of the urgent need for more careful, honest research into the risks and benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.”

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

“Marilyn Howell has been to the dark side of the moon. She doesn’t flinch from describing the journey, but she transforms it from a story of unfathomable loss and grief to one of love and hope. A brave and beautiful book.”

Jean Kilbourne, senior scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women and author of Can’t Buy My Love.

“The compelling story of the inexorable death of a radiantly compassionate young woman, of the excruciating tension between a mother’s love and a scientist’s uncompromising commitment to the truth, and finally of their excursion together into the world of psychedelic drugs in search of a ‘good death.’”

Ross Gelbspan, editor of a Pulitzer Prize winning series for the Boston Globe and author of The Heat Is On and Boiling Point.

“A harrowing view of the U.S. cancer treatment system. Most memorable is how MDMA, used skillfully, can restore a person’s humanity even when submerged in debilitating treatments. This book will hasten the end of an ill-conceived prohibition.”

James Fadiman, Ph.D., researcher and author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys.