Europe’s largest psychedelic conference Breaking Convention (BC) is returning this August (16-18) to Greenwich, London, for its three day extravaganza.
Author: Robert Dickins
Mike Jay’s Mescaline manages to balance the challenges of a global outlook with the intricacies of personal experience, along with the difficult dynamics of intercultural imposition.
The Acid Nightmare (1967) by ME Chaber (Kendell Foster Crossen) is a mystery/crime novel. When someone is murdered during an acid party, Johnny Blake can’t be sure whether it was him or not – even though the gun was in his hand.
Traveling High & Tripping Hard is a memoir by Joseph Davida (pseudonym) that navigates the author’s drug experiences, world travels and familial relationships, set against the backdrop of a quickly changing world.
Walking Backwards, or, The Magical Art of Psychedelic Psychogeography by Greg Humphries & Julian Vayne
Greg Humphries and Julian Vayne’s Walking Backwards, or, The Magical Art of Psychedelic Psychogeography explores mythology and meaning in the countryside of Albion.
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.
Heads, as a biography of psychedelic America, is in some respects a history of American culture’s entwining with LSD, and in another a kind of frank love note to the bearers of this culture.
The Gantry Episode (1968) by June Drummond was published by Victor Gollancz. One of a host of novels published in the late 1960s, which all had LSD being pumped into a local water supply as their major premise, this particular...
Originally published in 1969 by Brockhampton Press (UK), and later reissued by White Lion (1974), The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke is a short novel set in Brighton, East Sussex. After one of their friends becomes ‘hooked’ on acid...
Published in the United States in 1967, Lovemaster by Lambert Macy is a hippie exploitation novel set against the backdrop of LSD’s emergence into the youth culture of the 1960s. It is told from the point of view of protagonist Dr...