Richard Alan Miller, founder of Northwest Botanicals, is a solid-state physicist and bio physicist, particularly known for his contributions to the holographic paradigm, and co-author of "A Holographic Concept of Reality". He was a colleague of Dr. Stanley Krippner. He has also made contributions in the areas of metaphysics, alternative agriculture, and herbalism. More complete alternative agriculture bio is here.

Books and Publications


Co-author with Elmendorff, K.: "The Physical Mechanisms in Kirlian Photography," Chapter 6: The Energies of Consciousness, Krippner, ed., Gordon & Breach, New York/London, c1975. pp83-99.

Co-author with Webb, B., and Dickson, D.: "A Holographic Concept of Reality," Psychoenergic Systems (Vol.1), Gordon & Breach, London, c1975. pp 55-62.

"A Holographic Concept of Reality," Psychoenergetic Systems, Krippner, ed., Gordon & Breach, New York / London, c1979. pp 231-238.

Co-author with Webb, B., "Embryonic Holography,” Psychedelics: A Collection of the Most Exciting New Material on Psychedelic Drugs, Thomas Lyttle, ed., Barricade Books, New York, c1994. pp205-226.

“The Non-Local Mind In A Holographic Universe,” presented at Nexus Conferences in Brisbane, 2004 and Amsterdam, 2005.


The Magickal Mushroom Handbook, Homestead Books, Seattle, c1976.

The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs, OAK Press, Seattle, c1978, and Inner Traditions, New York, c1983. 144p. German edition by Sphinx Pub., Switz. Spanish edition by Lasser Press, Mexico c1995

The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs, Inner Traditions, New York, c1985. German hardback edition by Sphinx Pub., Switz., c1988 German softback edition by Verlag Ullstein, Frankfurt/Berlin, c1992. Spanish softback edition by Lasser Press, Mexico, c1999

Co-author with Iona Miller: The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes, Inner Traditions, Rochester, c1990. German hardback edition by Sphinx Pub., Switz., c1991 Spanish softback edition by Edtora Record, Brazil, c1990.

Co-author with Iona Miller: The Modern Alchemist, OAK, Grants Pass, c1991. Also Phanes Press, Grand Rapids, MI, c1994. Special hardback edition by Ars Obscura (Seattle).

Co-author with Iona Miller: The Diamond Body: A Modern Alchemical View of the Philosopher's Stone, OAK, Grants Pass, c1992. Also: The Diamond Body, a Synergetic Approach to Mysticism, date? publisher? [the same?]

Lab-Grown Cordyceps sinsensis Hybrid: A Nano-Processed Medicinal Mushroom that Really Delivers,” presented at The World Nutra Conference in in Anaheim, October, 2005.


"The Herb Market Report" newsletter (monthly), OAK, Grants Pass, c1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.

The Potential of Herbs as a Cash Crop, c1985. Reprinted for mass market in 1992 by Ten Speed Press (Celestial Arts). Reprinted as “revised and expanded edition” by Acres, USA, 1998.

Native Plants of Commercial Importance, OAK, Grants Pass, c1991.


- Wall Street Journal, Scientists Are Aglow Over a Photo Process with Vast Potential, ?July 24, 1973?
- The National Observer, Psychic Surgery: Healing, Or A Flimflam? By John Petson, March 30, 1974.
- Amazon Books
- Richters, agricultural website
- "The Non-Local Mind and the Holographic Universe", Sedona, 2007
- Interview on the Permaculture Research Institute website


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