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AYA Awakenings

Pozible documentary project AYA: Awakenings

AYA: Awakenings  is an audiovisual journey into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism produced by the Undergrowth collective. Adapted from the book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam (Icaro Publishing), this experimental documentary has evolved from a live audiovisual performance created as part of a book tour in...

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Festival Preview: Sunrise Celebration 2011

Sunrise Celebration 2011 – Festival of Organic Arts and Culture – is taking place between the 2-5 of June at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, in Somerset, UK. This year’s music includes the amazing ambient psytrance outfit Shpongle (DJ set), The Beat, System 7, The Orb Soundsystem, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit,...

Glade by Tom Andrews

Festival Preview: Glade 2011

The Glade festival was first started in 2004 by four chaps who’d previously been involved in putting on festivals all over the world, including the incredible breaks and techno Glade stage at Glastonbury music festival. Glade was a sponsorship-free space, a colourful environment that took all the paths to let you express...

Drugs Victorian Britain

Events Review: Drugs in Victorian Britain

The ‘Drugs in Victorian Britain’ symposium was held at the Wellcome Collection, London, on the 11th and 12th of February, 2011 as part of their High Society exhibition. Friday evening was a showing of the Magic Lantern, a Victorian visual entertainment with musical accompaniment and on the Saturday it played...

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High Society at the Wellcome Collection

According to their press release the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition High Society  “explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture” and challenges “the perception that drugs are a disease of modern life”. Indeed, it was my impression that the exhibition did more than just challenge false historical assumption,...

Breaking Convention 2011

Tickets on sale for Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

Tickets for Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness are now on sale and can be bought from the conference’s website. Earlybird tickets are priced at £40 for students & concessions and £60 for general admission. Breaking Convention – A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness is being held at...

Drugs Victorian Britain

High Society – Drugs in Victorian Britain

A special event, called High Society – Drugs in Victorian Britain, is being put on to support the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition High Society , which is on in London till February 27th, 2011 (and, having visited this past week, is well worth the trip.) High Society – Drugs in...

Breaking Convention 2011

News: Breaking Convention – A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

Yesterday saw the announcement of Breaking Conventions – A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness being held at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, between the 2nd and 3rd of April, 2011. The conference will be centred around four symposia discussing 1) Current research on consciousness and psychedelics at the University...

Waveform Festival

Waveform Festival Review 2010

Waveform is an environmentally-friendly, three day, 24hr psychedelic trance festival. This year the party took place in Suffolk, England and PsypressUK was there to cover the electronica blitz. All photos by Craig Pennell. Hanging from the middle of the roof in the Happy Hookah’s tent swung several Barbie Dolls, clad...

Music Review: Beans on toast – MDMamazing

Music Review: Beans on toast – MDMamazing

Artist: Beans on Toast Song: MDMamazing Musically ‘Beans on Toast’ is folk; one man and his guitar. However, lyrically, MDMamazing is a wonderful tale of the festival psychonaut who under the experience of MDMA goes through, and beautifully describes, the feelings and consequences of the psychedelic British festival roam. ‘Beans...

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