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The Gantry Episode by June Drummond

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 one manages to stay well clear of any lurid hippie...

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The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke

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 and is taken to hospital, it follows the story of...

Lovemaster by Lambert Macy

Lovemaster by Lambert Macy

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 Victor X Storm, known by friends and enemies alike as...

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Below the Mainstreaming: A Review of Beyond Psychedelics

At the end of September the psychedelic community gathered together in Prague, Czech Republic, for the Beyond Psychedelics conference. Over three days, numerous speakers and psychedelic enthusiasts shared their revelations, insights, hopes and beliefs in what was a brilliantly delivered event – one that expertly combined cutting-edge research and an...

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...

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...

The Museum Dose by Daniel Tumbleweed

The Museum Dose by Daniel Tumbleweed

The books I most enjoy reviewing are those that turn up unannounced on my doorstep. Books that haven’t been heavily marketed on the fact that you’re already aware of the majority of their content, or that slip into a reading category so rigid and pre-defined that its content is predictable...

PsypressUK 2015 Volume II

Psychedelic Press UK journal – 2015 Volume II – is now available

The April edition of the Psychedelic Press UK journal (2015 Volume II) is now published and available. It can be bought from our online shop here: Psychedelic Press UK 2015 Volume II This volume includes the second report from last year’s reboot of LSD Trials. Chris Howarth’s article, Subject  S14CH, is...

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