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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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