Author: Robert Dickins

Launch of the Psychedelic Society in London

The inaugural meeting of the Psychedelic Society (PS) – Mainstreaming Psychedelics – took place in Conway Hall, London on November 3. Nearly 400 people, representing different age groups and backgrounds, gathered together to watch four short talks. The speakers, and...

Thousand Times Broken by Henri Michaux

Thousand Times Broken is comprised of 3 never-before-translated books by Henri Michaux, originally written between 1956-1959. Undertaken while the author experimented with mescaline, ‘Peace in the Breaking’, ‘Watchtowers on Targets’, and ‘400 Men on the Cross’, reveal the creative output of...

Reimagining the world: A Psychedelic Psychogeography

When you flick through the history of psychedelic pharmacography (drug writing), particularly since the 1950s, there is largely a concern for the invisible landscape; a concern for mapping and investigating imaginal territories through the psychiatric axioms of ego, Self, and the structure...

Psychedelics: A Political Science

When various State governments and international bodies made d-Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and numerous other psychedelic drugs, illegal in the mid-1960s, they single-handedly ended medical research and, apparently, politicised the psychedelic experience. Now, after a 40 year hiatus, human research...

On Traveling Companions in the Psychedelic Theatre

Dale Pendell’s On Traveling Companions is one of the most eloquent and insightful passages on psychedelic play to have been written. The particular phenomenology that he describes is among the most empathetic and magical experiences one can undergo. In the...

Amplifying the Intensity: Waveform Festival review 2011

Waveform is a three day electronic dance festival, laced with psychedelic vibes, which this year was held near Taunton, in Somerset, England. An environmentally-friendly and sustainable event, Waveform delivered yet another brilliant party at a consciousness-raising rate and the outstanding...

Harmonious Anarchy: Hamswell Festival 2011

Just as a tuning fork rises to a point before falling away, an om crescendo became increasingly decadent as the Hamswell festival reached the height of its intensity in the very early hours of Sunday morning. Yet the total sound...

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