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Full Line-up Announced for Sunrise Celebration 2015

21st – 24th May at Piercefield Park, Chepstow, Wales More Acts Announced for Sunrise Celebration 2015… * OMAR PERRY & THE HOMEGROWN BAND *  * FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS HUEY MORGAN DJ SET * * WILL AND THE PEOPLE * JOHN FAIRHURST * * THE ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS * THE EGG * *...

From the film-maker's five day boat ride from Pucallpa to Iquitos

The Mirror of the Spirit – Ayahuasca documentary

  João Meirinhos’s documentary on contemporary ayahuasca-related shamanic practices and ‘spiritual tourism’ in Peru is a classic example of a tale that grew in the telling, starting as a component in a Masters degree thesis in Visual Anthropology and expanding to become a feature-length piece. Containing much observational handheld footage,...

The Cactus of Love by Karl Eskelund

The Cactus of Love by Karl Eskelund

The 1950s was an important decade in the formulation of the Western world’s relationship with psychoactive substances. Scientific research with LSD, mescaline, and other hallucinogens gathered great pace; a spurt of new literature, most famously Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, explored the effects of these substances; R Gordon Wasson’s...

Psychedelic Press UK 2015 Volume I

Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2015 Volume 1 is Out Now

Solve et coagula – to come apart and then reform – is a long-standing alchemical motto, a chemistry of mind and material, and arguably the most apparent philosophy in the practice and study of psychedelic efficacy. It is also an important theme that runs through our newly published Psychedelic Press UK...

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Club Imaginal with Danny Nemu on Ayahuasca: Taboos from the Jungle to the Lab

This talk will consider how academic taboos continue to function today, by comparing modern ayahuasca science with 19th century investigations into Chinese herbalism and mesmeric amputation. We will also explore the tension in history between dominant scientific institutions and the visionary and revelatory state of the ‘Eureka moment’ which drives innovation and intellectual progress.

Essential Substances by Richard Rudgley

Essential Substances by Richard Rudgley

The history of humans ritually using psychoactive substances goes back beyond the written record, and stretches across the globe through many disparate and far-flung cultures. The ubiquity of psychoactive plants, and substances, is cogent with our world today. However, as Richard Rudgley notes in his excellent cultural drug survey Essential...

Sentient Network by Stuart Griggs

Femtheogenic Liminality

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon presents: Femtheogenic Liminality A Lecture by Maria Papaspyrou Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL Please RSVP on Facebook so that the ECC can anticipate numbers – Please pay on the door – Entry £7 /£5 Concessions, Arrive 6pm...

by Martijn (Creative Commons)

Rise of Cannabis in Modern Medicine

The rise of cannabis in modern medicine has been remarkable. Duncan Thomson investigates the many medicinal uses of cannabis that are have been uncovered in recent years, and the extent to which this much maligned plant has stood up to the medical plate.

Trippin Spriggan Poster

The Trippin’ Spriggan: A Call for Poets

Breaking Convention: 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness is happening in July, 2015 at the University of Greenwich, London. The previous two conferences have been fantastic events with over 700 delegates, 100 speakers, and some incredible workshops, and this third one looks set to be even better. It is our...

Psychedelic Roue by Emiliano Ricci (Creative Commons)

Reigniting Awe

  This article was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (January, 2014 Volume.1) Looking at the lives of those fully invested in the consensus reality of the conventional Western world, there is a consuming grayness, or flatness, that seems to permeate throughout. The socioeconomic and philosophical constructs, or...

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