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A Psychedelic Trickster: A Steve Abrams Obituary (1938-2012)

This obituary is available as part of Out of the Shadows: A Cornucopia from the Psychedelic Press (2015). I got to know Steve in 2006 after having seen his name down to speak at the LSD conference in Basel, Switzerland, to celebrate Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday. Steve was billed in the...

Occupy Quemado: Holy Mountain or Holey Mountain?

Occupy Quemado: Holy Mountain or Holey Mountain?

When the multi-billion dollar investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 starting the current economic decline – the biggest ever US bankruptcy case and the first of the mighty dominoes to lose dominion – the echo of a Hopi ‘prophecy’ lingered in the air, little more than a whisper in...

fieldwork in religion

The Light from the Forest: The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in Brazil. Special Issue of Fieldwork in Religion By Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Edward MacRae (Eds)

The Light from the Forest: The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in Brazil. Special Issue of Fieldwork in Religion, Vol. 2 (Issue 3). By Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Edward MacRae (Eds.). London: Equinox Publishing (2006). Paperback. Pp. 218.ISBN 9787774548334 This special edition of the academic journal Fieldwork in Religion contains eight...

A Hallucinogenic Tea

A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States by Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill

A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States. By Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill. Westport, CT: Praeger (2008). Hardback. Pp.162. ISBN: 9780313345425 According to Dobkin de Rios and Rumrrill the psychedelic Amazonian jungle decoction, ayahuasca, has a history of continuous use spanning...

Near Death Experiences

Near-Death Experiences: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection by Ornella Corazza

  As the title suggests this book is concerned with the near-death experience (NDE) in relation to the mind-body connection, particularly in relation to Eastern, mostly Japanese philosophies, and it considers the similarity of NDEs with experiences occurring under the dissociative anaesthetic ketamine. These two separate approaches to the NDE...

archaeologies of consciousness by gyrus

Archaeologies of Consciousness: Essays in Experimental Prehistory by Gyrus

This short collection of expansive essays and book reviews is the first publication completely authored by Gyrus, editor of the late-1990s underground magazine Towards 2012 and the ongoing periodical Dreamflesh: A Journal of Ecological Crisis & Archaeologies of Consciousness. Much like Time & Mind, the title of this anthology reflects...

Psychedelic Medicine Vol 1

Psychedelic Medicine by Michael J. Winkelman and Thomas B. Roberts (Eds)

  Prior to the reactionary media hysteria and the subsequent government backlash at the end of the 1960s, a wealth of serious scientific research was conducted into the therapeutic and medical benefits of powerful psychoactive drugs. By the beginning of the 1970s, however, almost all therapeutic applications and scientific human...

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Inner Paths to Outer Space by Rick Strassman et al

This literary review was written by, and is reproduced here with the expressed permission of, Dr. David Luke. Originally appeared as: Luke, D. P. (2008). Inner paths to outer space: Journeys to alien worlds through psychedelics and other spiritual technologies, by Rick Strassman et al. [book review]. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22...

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