Chemical Ecstasy (1969) by Walter Houston Clark investigates the relationship between psychedelic substances and religion
Ceremonial Chemistry (1974) by Thomas Szasz analyses the prohibition and regulation of drug use, arguing it is a form of psychiatric social control.
Sacred Knowledge is a useful introduction to the concepts and ideas around mysticism, religious experience, and psychedelic substances.
LSD and the Mind of the Universe (2019) by Christopher M Bache is an exploration of the author’s 73 LSD experiences undertaken between 1979 and 1999.
The world’s first conference on psychedelics and philosophy is taking place at Exeter University, Devon: 16-19 April 2020.
Book review of ‘A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics: Enchanted Citizens’ (2019) by Roger K Green
Psychedelic Press XXIX is a literary feast featuring original writings, articles and poetry exploring psychedelic culture.
In ‘The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy: LSD Psychotherapy in America’ (2018), historian Matthew Oram skilfully explores the impact of regulatory models on LSD research.
Call for papers for a special themed issue of the Psychedelic Press journal on sex and psychedelics. Deadline for submissions is March 17, 2020.
Writers on Drugs presents The Hard Problem of Psychedelic Consciousness: Hallucinations ∧/∨ Revelations by Dr Peter Sjöstedt-H
How do we determine whether the phenomena of psychedelic states are revelations, hallucinations, or otherwise? Dr Peter Sjöstedt-H explores this question.