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Interview: Roger Keen

Roger Keen is an English film-maker and writer. He spent nearly 30 years working for companies like the BBC and ITV making television dramas, documentaries, news and consumer programmes. Since 2006 he has concentrated on his writing and his novelistic memoir ‘The Mad Artist – Psychonautic Adventures from the 1970s’...

Andy Letcher, author of Shroom

Interview: Andy Letcher

Andy Letcher is a writer of non-fiction, specifically psychedelics, paganism, shamanism and evolution, a lecturer and a folk musician. He is the author of ‘Shroom – A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom’, an evidence-based research project examining human relationships with psilocybin and Amanita mushrooms. He’s also had an academic...

Albion Dreaming

Albion Dreaming: An interview with Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts is a writer and the author of ‘Albion Dreaming – A cultural history of LSD in Britain’. The first book to deal exclusively with the impact of LSD on British culture ‘Albion Dreaming’ is a thoughtfully researched space into the history of the relationship, which investigates military, scientific and...

Rick Strassman - Photo by Meibao Nee - 2009.

DMT and literature: An interview with Rick Strassman

Rick Strassman M.D. is the author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule, a modern psychedelic classic, which chronicles Rick’s experiences conducting a human research trial with DMT between 1990-1995. He’s been kind enough to lend PsypressUK his thoughts on psychedelic literature, writing and his latest projects. The depth and breadth to...

Lessons from a Counter-Culturalist

Lessons from a Counter-Culturalist

What a strange and un-nerving presence Timothy Leary’s writings have in this post-psychedelic era. The remnants of a highly charged socio-political and quasi-religious philosophy, which not only erupted against the established norms of external power structures but which also celebrated the right to our internal freedom, is today, a spectre-like...

Tripping by Charles Hayes

Interview with Charles Hayes, author of Tripping – Part 2

In part 2 of PsypressUK’s interview with Charles Hayes – editor of Tripping –  we’re going to take a look at some of the literature that first inspired him and also examine his thoughts on some of the different sub-genres of psychedelic writing. There are a number of standard books,...

Charles Hayes

Interview with Charles Hayes, author of Tripping – Part 1

Charles Hayes, the editor of Tripping : An anthology of true-life psychedelic experiences has been kind enough to lend Psychedelic Press UK his thoughts on psychedelic literature and give us some insights into how Tripping came into existence. In this, part 1 of the interview, we are going to take a look at...

The Popularization of Psychedelic Drugs

The Popularization of Psychedelic Drugs

The popularization of psychedelic drugs   The Psychedelic drug culture is a spliced entity in the 21st century. On the one hand there is law based on speculation and bad science that stipulates harsh penalties for their use. On the other, a section of society being rapidly isolated and distanced...

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