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Illustration by Emily Sams appeared in PsypressUK 2013 Vol.2

Print Psychedelia in a Brave New World: On PsypressUK 2014

It has been commented on before that the great difference between the medical and social emergence of Psychedelia in the mid-twentieth century, and what is going on today, is that the cultural network is now better equipped. No more can the psychedelic experience catch a naïve audience unawares – the...

Sunrise Festival Baby

Kids Go Free to Sunrise Celebration 2014 – Easter Offer

Kids Go Free to Sunrise! – Easter Offer Sunrise Celebration- 29th May – 1st June Chepstow Estate, on the Welsh border nr Bristol Half Term Heaven at Sunrise- a fun, relaxing environment for all the family. Four full days of music and entertainment, organic food and those Sunrise summertime good vibes. Sunrise...

Legalise Pot Rally

A Psychedelic Trickster: A Steve Abrams Obituary (1938-2012)

This obituary is available as part of Out of the Shadows: A Cornucopia from the Psychedelic Press (2015). I got to know Steve in 2006 after having seen his name down to speak at the LSD conference in Basel, Switzerland, to celebrate Albert Hofmann’s 100th birthday. Steve was billed in the...

by Lorna Johnson

Beyond Castaneda: A Brief History of Psychedelics in Anthropology – Part 1 1859-1950

This article was written by Jack Hunter – author of Why People Believe in Spirits, Ghosts and Magic – and appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. By now the image of the adventurous anthropologist boldly experimenting with the psychoactive substances of their native informants is...

by Andrea 'Alam' Sciarne

Entheogens of Antiquity: The Golden Apples of Immortality by Scott Teitsworth

This article was written by Scott Teitsworth – author of Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds – and appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. I recently discovered a fascinating connection between ancient Indian and Greek myths, which reveals a similar reverence for psychedelic substances...

by Lucy Brown

Psychedelics: More Real than Real

This article was written by Dimka Drewczynski and originally appeared in the PsypressUK 2013 Anthology of Drug Writing. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. “There is no way you can use the word “reality” without quotation marks around it.” – Joseph Campbell  Appreciating how the world exists depends...

Sunrise Celebration is back

Sunrise Celebration festival is back!

Sunrise Celebration 29th May – 1st June 2014, Chepstow Estate, nr Bristol Brand new site, just outside Bristol The main stage will be hosted by those Diplomats of Sound and firm festival favourites, Chai Wallahs The Sundance Arena, including the Waveform dance stage, Cat’s Cradle stage and visionary art gallery...

Reverend Nemu wired up for some Psilocybin

Occupy, Anarchy, and the Apocalypse: An interview with Reverend Nemu

Hi Reverend Nemu, thank you for agreeing to answer some of our questions. Science Revealed, part 1 of the Nemu’s End series, has just been published. The whole project is concerned with the apocalypse, but not necessarily the ‘end of the world’ variety filled with fire and brimstone. Could you...

By Lorna Johnson [2]

Ayahuasca and the Release of the Black Demon by Mark Flaherty

This excerpt, by Mark Flaherty, is from his book Shedding the Layers: How Ayahuasca Saved More than my Skin and appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. As the sun begins to disappear behind the treetops, the shamans remove the brew from the fire, filtering and...

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