Author: Danny Nemu

United by Pablo Amaringo (Ayahuasca Reader)

Re-reading Ayahuasca: Cultural complexities of the vine unpicked

“You are the shaman,” announced Terence McKenna at the beginning of a new phase of the archaic revival. With thousands of you-shamans going to Iquitos every year to get their feathers, it may be time to unpack that idea, and for that reason the new edition of the 15-year-old classic...

Sinai by Annemee Siersma (Creative Commons)

Give us this day our daily dose: Ergot, LSD and the Israelites

Every day, in hundreds of languages, millions of people ask God to “give us this day our daily bread”, which is rather more ‘day’ than is strictly necessary. Certain things are so familiar that we never think about them, and while the Lord’s Prayer may be the most well known...

Wisemen from the East gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

We three kings of Orient are… drug runners. And not kings

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Ah-ah… Ah, but are they really kings at all? The star only became “star of royal beauty bright” in church lore during the medieval period and only in Europe, as...

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Cosmic Trigger – the play!

Having first shown in Liverpool last weekend, Cosmic Trigger the Play is being hosted by the Lost Theatre, Battersea, London – 26th – 29th November. Shedding her robes and her jewellery, her mind and her faculties, the goddess Ishtar approaches and mounts the stage; the audience follow her closely until...

Aya2014: Joining Worlds for Bottom-up Self-regulation

Aya2014: Joining Worlds for Bottom-up Self-regulation

The rain in Spain fell heavily on the plane as it landed, and continued in thunderous bursts for the three days of the ICEERS Aya2014 conference in Ibiza. Ben De Loenen opened proceedings by thanking the Beckley Foundation and MAPS, and by outlining the increasingly restrictive pronouncements made on ayahuasca...

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Doors Open for Intoxication Season at Kew Gardens

It is always sad to see cages in the zoo, but having just seen them at the botanical gardens I’m not sure what to think. Whether they are there to protect the psychoactive plants within from the public or the public from the plants is unclear, but regardless, cages with...

Science Revealed

Messiah apprehended at Heathrow

To the Manic Messianic Man, Clinical stages of type 3 [Jerusalem Syndrome] • Anxiety, agitation, nervousness and tension, plus other unspecified reactions. • Declaration of the desire to split away from the group or the family and to tour Jerusalem alone… • A need to be clean and pure: obsession...

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A Psychedelic Christianity

Ayahuasca religion is a strange concept to get your head around, even before you drink ayahausca. At my first session about ten years ago, I was very keen to try the brew, but the shirts and ties and general Christian vibe made me feel instantly uneasy. A question arose: What...

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Ayahuasca and the Vines of Politics

The following article has been written and contributed to PsypressUK by the Reverend Nemu, author of Science Revealed and the Nemu’s End blog, with special thanks to the other Devilish Dan. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Reverend for his time and effort writing this article. After bubbling and brewing away for millennia in the...

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