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...

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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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Salvia divinorum and the Illusion of our Existence

The following article is written by Ross Heaven. In shamanic terms (and as explorers of consciousness discover for themselves), all entheogenic plants have a personality and purpose. This is usually complex, and not easy to summarise in a few words – but if I had to try, I might say,...

Club Imaginal launches with Blue Dear Prayer: Quests and Challenges of the Oldest Psychedelic Tribe

Club Imaginal launches with Blue Dear Prayer: Quests and Challenges of the Oldest Psychedelic Tribe

Marwood Coffee Shop, a place where you can apparently find kick arse coffee and life changing cake, will now be hosting a monthly platform, Club Imaginal, where explorations into the unknown will be launched. The first event is happening this coming wednesday between 6:30 and 9:45 with: Blue Dear Prayer: Quests...

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Neurotransmitters and the Integral Approach to Reality

This article is by Dr. Neal Goldsmith. ————- Neurotransmitters and the integral approach to reality: Three types of neurotransmitters and three types of psychedelic There are three major types of psychedelics that correspond to three of our primary neurotransmitters. There are acetylcholine ‘psychedelics’ – scopolamine, atropine, and hyoscyamine, found in plants...

by Rory MacLeod (Creative Commons)

Psychedelics as a Tool for Directed Self-Discovery

  The following article, written by Dale Bewan (more details below post), was originally published in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (2014 Vol.1, January) ————- The phrase ‘self-discovery’ simply means ‘learning more about yourself’, especially with regards to how you think. This is something that every person does throughout their...

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