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News from Alchemy Festival 2014

News from Alchemy Festival 2014

After the success of last year’s psychedelically-minded Alchemy festival they fully expect to sell out early this year.  Early Birds are all gone now and tickets are going fast, plus there are limited places for dogs and live in vehicles – get your tickets soon! Due to popular demand they’re opening on...

Chai Wallahs

It’s Sunrise in Two Weeks!

Sunrise Celebration, 29th May – 1st June, is only two weeks away and for the first time it will take place in Wales, on the beautiful Piercefield Park beside Chepstow Racecourse. Sunrise best known for its sustainably powered ‘good vibes’ and it’s eclectic mix of groundbreaking music adds the best...

Cover artwork for PsypressUK 2014 Vol.2 by Eileen Hall

An Assortment of Trip-tastic Delights: PsypressUK 2014 Volume II

The next edition of the PsypressUK journal of psychedelic drug writing (2014 Vol.2) is scheduled to be published in 6 weeks. An assortment of trip-tastic delights, this edition promises to be one of the most engaging and thought-provoking collections of articles and essays we have published thus far. Before giving a...

David filming Iwan as he performs his bwiti inspired ritual

The Altered Universe of Iboga: An interview with David Graham Scott

In 2003, Glasgow based documentary filmmaker David Graham Scott underwent ibogaine treatment for his long-term opiate addiction. After a single session at a London clinic, the director managed to put an end to his drug dependency. The experience is documented in his autobiographical 2004 film ‘Detox or Die’. This year,...

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...

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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...

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