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Psychedelics: More Real than Real

This article was written by Dimka Drewczynski and originally appeared in the PsypressUK 2013 Anthology of Drug Writing. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. “There is no way you can use the word “reality” without quotation marks around...

Ayahuasca and the Release of the Black Demon by Mark Flaherty

This excerpt, by Mark Flaherty, is from his book Shedding the Layers: How Ayahuasca Saved More than my Skin and appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. As the sun begins to disappear behind the treetops,...

A Psychedelic Researcher: The Pitfalls and Pleasures Campaigning for Psychedelic Research in the British Medical Profession, the Media and the General Public

This article  first appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. A brief Biography I qualified in medicine from UCL, London, in 1997, specialised in mental health and now spend most of...

Reservoir Drugs: The Enduring Myth of LSD in the Water Supply

This essay is featured in Andy Roberts’ collection Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (2016) When chemist Albert Hofmann’s accidental alchemy created LSD, a.k.a acid, in 1938 he unleashed on the world a drug so powerful that it had the power...

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...

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