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Writers on Drugs tour 2018

Writers on Drugs is series of full-day and evening events that address psychedelics in all their multifarious guises – from the latest cutting-edge science, to religious and magical thinking, ecology, and the role they’ve played in the history and culture of the world.

TEDx meet Noumenautics: Peter Sjöstedt-H to speak on understanding consciousness through psychedelics

Peter will be sharing discoveries from his pioneering voyages into the outer reaches of the metaphysical mindscapes. Expect new insights into the hidden psychedelic history of philosophy; from Plato, to Proclus, to Cornwall’s own ‘chemical philosopher’ Humphry Davy, to James, Nietzsche, Sartre, and innumerable others.

The Man and the Legend: An Appreciation of Howard Marks

Dennis Howard Marks, cannabis smuggler extraordinaire, died from cancer in 2016 at the age of 70. Born in 1945, he belonged to that generation who came of age as the alternative society and psychedelic drug culture really began to flower in the second half of the 1960s.

The Tawny One: Soma, Hoama and Ayahuasca by Matthew Clark

In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.

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