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Rio Branco, Brazil, to be transformed into the global epicenter of ayahuasca culture and debate for 2016 World Ayahuasca Conference

From October 17-22, more than 100 international expert speakers and 60 Amazonian indigenous participants representing more than 17 indigenous cultures, will gather in Rio Branco, Brazil, for the second World Ayahuasca Conference. The event will celebrate ayahuasca culture and be host to dialogues on some of the most pressing issues...

Articulations

Articulations: On the Utilization and Meanings of Psychedelics by Julian Palmer

Julian Palmer’s Articulations (2014) is a personal treatise on psychedelic plants and substances based largely on the author’s 15 years of “profound research”. Taking into account both natural and synthetic substances, the author outlines the lessons he has gleaned from his experimentation, bolstered by personal trip reports, and discusses much...

Mystery School in Hyper Space

Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT by Graham St John

Graham St John’s Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT was first published in 2015 by Evolver Editions. The book joins other cultural histories centred on particular psychoactive substances, such as Shroom (2006) by Andy Letcher, Storming Heaven (1987) by Jay Stevens, and Albion Dreaming (2008) by Andy...

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Psychedelic Renaissance in the Czech Republic

Beyond Psychedelics, the first global psychedelic forum in the history of Czech lands, is coming to Prague this Autumn. Czechoslovakia once bred some of the most influential pioneers of psychedelic research, and the Czech Republic will provide shelter to those who are intrigued by psychedelic topics and who wish to...

Zig Zag Zen

Zig Zag Zen by Allan Badiner (ed.)

  The use of entheogens, like the practice of meditation itself, requires a global vision and an ethical basis with an ultimate objective of the happiness of all beings. The entheogens can be used erroneously as mere inebriators or narcotics, in the same way that religion, be it Buddhist or...

Aldous Huxley's Hands

Aldous Huxley’s Hands by Allene Symons

Originally published in 2015 by Prometheus Books, Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science by Allene Symons is a fascinating, multi-layered story. Part personal account, and part Huxley biography, the book is a lucidly told tale of exploration and experimentation. Symons, a former...

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Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research 2016

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016 is the third international scientific conference on research into psychedelics organised by the OPEN Foundation. During this three-day event, international researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines will present their latest results and advances in scientific research on psychedelics. ICPR is a multidisciplinary, strictly scientific...

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The Hyper Space Age

  July 11, 2011, Checkerboard Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. I had joined the Black Pearl Eclipse adventure, arriving on the island with an oddly familiar crew of Aussie explorers who converged to witness a total solar eclipse. Fifty eclipse chasers occupied the Rarotonga Backpackers on a beach next to the...

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The Science Of Treating Depression With Ketamine

Ketamine? Ketamine or “K” is a dissociative anaesthetic drug used in a variety of clinical settings, from veterinary clinics to the battlefield and hospital emergency rooms. It is on the World Health Organization’s Essential drug list and highly safe for clinical use because it anaesthetizes patients without threatening their airways...

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Can You Buy Brains? Introducing Smart Drugs

College and university is an incredibly stressful time of your life. You’ve just finished high school where you were one of, if not, the smartest kid in school. Straight A’s came easy to you, your GPA was off the charts and everyone around you was in awe of how clever...

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Breaking Convention’s First Annual Psychedelic Research Awards

The biennial conference and psychedelic research charity Breaking Convention is proud to announce that they are opening nominations for their First Annual Research Awards. They will be giving four awards of £500, one each for best published Scientific, Social Science, Humanities publications, and Best Newcomer to Psychedelic Research. The criteria are...

Visit to Godenholm

Visit to Godenholm by Ernst Jünger: A Story of Esoteric Psychedelic Initiation involving Albert Hofmann

This review first appeared in the Psychedelic Press journal 2015 Volume III Albert Hofmann in Godenholm Ernst Jünger’s short novel Visit to Godenholm, first published in Germany in 1952 as Besuch auf Godenholm[i], is now available in English language translation for the first time, thanks to the efforts of its...

Psychedelic Press Volume VI

Psychedelic Press Journal Volume VI is out now!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2015 Volume VI. Copies are available from the Psychedelic Press website for just £6 (+ p&p). As well as the brilliant cover by Sam Emm, there’s a fantastic selection of articles in the last...