Author: Henrik Dahl

The Rose of Paracelsus by William Leonard Pickard

The Rose of Paracelsus by William Leonard Pickard

The Rose of Paracelsus: On Secrets & Sacraments is something of a rare find when it comes to books on psychedelics. Described by its author, former Harvard and UCLA researcher William Leonard Pickard, as a “literary experiment,” his 2016 debut is an intriguing exploration of altered states of consciousness from...

Psychedelic LSD Trip by Jonathan Zegarra

A Brief History of LSD in the Twenty-First Century

This article first appeared in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (June, 2015 Volume III): An issue dedicated to the history and literature of psychedelics, and in particular LSD. Copies of which are available from the Psychedelic Press Shop here for £6. Since Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD’s psychedelic...

Xenolinguistics

Review: Xenolinguistics by Diana Reed Slattery

There are many indications of the advent of a new era for psychedelics, at least in a medical context. Many scientists, academics and researchers anticipate a “mainstreaming” of these mind-altering substances in the near future. However, it is easy to see how some aspects of altered states of consciousness induced...

Reasonances

Reasonances by Carl Abrahamsson

Published in late 2014, Reasonances by Swedish writer and polymath extraordinaire Carl Abrahamsson is made up of essays, interviews and lectures from 2000 to 2013. Subjects that are covered include the magical art of Rosaleen Norton, Crowley’s Thelema and German author Ernst Jünger’s psychedelic explorations. In addition, the book features...

'Andrée Will Take A Trip!' (1969) by Sture Johannesson

Seismographic Psychedelia: Reflections on the Direct Influence of Psychedelics on Art

”Generally, one might argue, writers and musicians are more associated with psychedelics than are visual artists.” – Robert C. Morgan (Rubin 2010, 44) Psychedelics often trigger a rich flood of visual content. One may for instance experience highly intricate patterns, otherworldly landscapes and mysterious beings – some angelic; others demonic....

Apocalyptic Witchcraft

Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey

  Published in 2013, Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey is a book on witchcraft that combines polemic prose, poetry and a manifesto. It is a rather slim volume, yet within its pages one finds a rich work that discusses related subjects such as nature, politics, dreams, feminism and various mind-altering...

Juxtapoz Psychedelic

Juxtapoz Psychedelic by Hannah Stouffer (Ed.)

Copyrighted in 2013 but released in spring 2014, ‘Juxtapoz Psychedelic’ is an art book edited by American artist and illustrator Hannah Stouffer. As revealed by its title, the book includes psychedelic art emanating from the eclectic universe of San Francisco based Juxtapoz Magazine, of which Stouffer is a long-time contributor....

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The Altered Universe of Iboga: An interview with David Graham Scott

In 2003, Glasgow based documentary filmmaker David Graham Scott underwent ibogaine treatment for his long-term opiate addiction. After a single session at a London clinic, the director managed to put an end to his drug dependency. The experience is documented in his autobiographical 2004 film ‘Detox or Die’. This year,...

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Mother, Have a Safe Trip by Carl Abrahamsson

Published in the autumn of 2013, ‘Mother, Have a Safe Trip’ is a novel written by Stockholm based writer, photographer and musician Carl Abrahamsson. Although described as an “occult sex thriller”, its acid-soaked story is a perfect example of fictional psychedelic literature. At less than 200 pages, Abrahamsson’s book –...

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Mushroom Magick by Arik Roper

Published in 2009, ‘Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide’ by American illustrator and artist Arik Roper is an art book featuring watercolour paintings of various species of psychedelic (and a few non-psychedelic) mushrooms. The book also contains contributions – or “field notes” if one is to go by the front...

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