Author: Robert Dickins

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...

Resonance Dreaming: Nitrous Oxide, Nos and Hippie Crack

I wonder how Humphry Davy (1778-1829) felt the instant he partook of a Nitrous oxide hit? Davy was a Cornishman who, in 1799/1800, published one of English literature’s oldest works of drug writing[i] and pioneered an enlightenment-fuelled exploration of the gas.

A UK Magic Mushroom Flashback

At a time when we’re being encouraged to have our say politically, it seems appropriate to have a little Magic Mushroom flashback. The active ingredients of Psilocybe mushrooms (psilocybin and psilocin) were made schedule 1 drugs in the UK, in...

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