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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...

The Magic Pier (Portugal) by Nelson L. (Creative Commons)

Leading Example: Drug Laws in Portugal

The following article, written by Ivo Aleixo, first appeared in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (2014 Vol.1 – January). ————————- Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, crack, LSD, you name it, you may go ahead and pick your poison and you won’t be thrown in jail. Absurd as it might first sound,...

Sunrise Celebration

Sunrise Celebration 2015: Dance Stage Line Up

Sunrise Celebration 2015: Dance Stage Line Up www.sunrisecelebration.com Festival Dates 21st – 24th May at Piercefield Park, Chepstow, Wales 3 Arenas: The Sunrise Arena, The Dance Arenaand The Village Green• 100% sustainably powered • Site wide organic food and drink • All waste ethically recycled • Children’s activities • Family tickets • Early bird tickets...

Psilocybe semilanceata - by Nic Dafis (Creative Commons License)

Psilocybin in the treatment of alcohol-dependent people

A new study into the effects of psilocybin on alcohol dependent people, which was conducted by Rick Strassman, Michael P Bogenschutz, Alyssa A Forcehimes, Jessica A Pommy, Claire E Wilcox, PCR Barbos, has been published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, at a time when research into the efficacy of psychedelic medicines for...

by Paul Hessell (Creative Commons)

The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca: The healing effects of symbolic and mythological participation

The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca: The healing effects of symbolic and mythological participation by Justin Panneck first appeared in the Psychedelic Press Journal. Mythology and alchemy are significant aspects of humanity that have been lost in the modern world but carry important messages and tools for integrating various levels of...

Breaking Convention 2015

Breaking Convention announces Call for Papers

  Following the success of the Breaking Convention conferences in 2011 and 2013, the technicolor flag of international psychedelia will be hoisted once again over the weekend of 10-12 July 2015. Breaking Convention 2015 will be held once again at the beautiful, baroque Old Royal Naval College campus of the...

Sharing the Wisdom of British and World Shamanism

Sharing the Wisdom of British and World Shamanism

Shamanic lands is a two day event exploring Shamanic consciousness happening on 6th & 7th of June at the Conway Hall, London. The Shamanic Lands is a two day interactive event uniting the ancient knowledge of the British Isles and Ireland with global shamanic wisdom. We are in a time...

Wixaritari Shaman and Psychedelic Researcher Deliver Talk and Present Film at Passing Clouds

Wixaritari Shaman and Psychedelic Researcher Deliver Talk and Present Film at Passing Clouds

January 18 at Passing Clouds, London, will see a Huichol shaman: Mara’akame Paritemai, and psychedelic researcher: Dr. David Luke present a documentary film screening and discussion around the world’s oldest psychedelic tribe, the Wixaritari (Huichol), and their fight to save their spiritual ecology, which is currently under threat by mining...

Decomposing the Shadow

Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons from the Psilocybin Mushroom by James W. Jesso

Originally published in 2013, ‘Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons from the Psilocybin Mushroom’ is written by James W. Jesso. The book, written partly from a personal perspective, examines the manner in which modern society and culture operate, and how the responsible use of Psilocybin-containing mushrooms can aid us in overcoming personal,...

Creating Romanticism

Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science and Medicine of the 1790s by Sharon Ruston

Originally published in 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan, ‘Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine’ is written by Sharon Ruston. Ruston is Chair in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Salford, UK. She has previously published ‘Shelley and Vitality’ (2005) and ‘Romanticism: An Introduction’ (2007), as well as editing...

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