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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...

Dr. Ben Sessa

A Psychedelic Researcher: The Pitfalls and Pleasures Campaigning for Psychedelic Research in the British Medical Profession, the Media and the General Public

This article  first appeared in the PsypressUK 2013: Anthology of Pharmacography. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. A brief Biography I qualified in medicine from UCL, London, in 1997, specialised in mental health and now spend most of my time working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in...

The Chequered Sun by Edmond Griffith-Jones - Featured in PsypressUK 2012

Reservoir Drugs: The Enduring Myth of LSD in the Water Supply

This essay is featured in Andy Roberts’ collection Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (2016) When chemist Albert Hofmann’s accidental alchemy created LSD, a.k.a acid, in 1938 he unleashed on the world a drug so powerful that it had the power to permanently change lives and alter the individuals’ core beliefs...

Tin Village Talk

Off Grid: One Planet Community Festival – August 2014

Off Grid: One Planet Community Festival  Thoulstone Park August 14th – 17th 2014  ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Welcome to what will be an open space, hand crafted for reconnection and re-imagination. Off Grid is an opportunity to breathe deeply and tread lightly. This summer, join their newly indigenous tribe of builders, growers,...

Anointed Ones

The Anointed Ones: Secrets of the Messiah Medicine by Michael Albert-Puleo

Title: The Anointed Ones: Secrets of the Messiah Medicine [HB] Author: Michael Albert-Puleo Publisher: Mythobotanical Press ISBN: 0312222726 Year: 2008 [2009] The Anointed Ones is concerned with a religious sacrament, referred to as the ‘Messiah Medicine’, that was purportedly employed by ancient Jews and Early Christians. The ointment conferred visions...

Science Revealed

Messiah apprehended at Heathrow

To the Manic Messianic Man, Clinical stages of type 3 [Jerusalem Syndrome] • Anxiety, agitation, nervousness and tension, plus other unspecified reactions. • Declaration of the desire to split away from the group or the family and to tour Jerusalem alone… • A need to be clean and pure: obsession...

LSD banner from Freaks

Freaks e-Magazine edition #12 is out now!

The latest edition of the Freaks e-Magazine is out and is dedicated to psychedelic literature: Reading is food for the brain. For our expanded consciousness we require a very special literature that might open our mind. From the middle of 19th century the psychedelic and esoteric worlds gave to humanity hyper-talented genius...

Rediscovering Drugs

Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses by Lawrence Driscoll

Title: Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses [HB] Author: Lawrence Driscoll Publisher: Palgrave ISBN: 0312222726 Year: 2000 In the introduction to Reconsidering Drugs, its author Lawrence Driscoll describes a society that promulgates the idea that “we investigate the problem of drugs, assuming that only they use drugs, and...

Science Revealed

New book Science Revealed by Nemu out now!

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce the publication of Science Revealed by Reverend Nemu – Part I of the Nemu’s End Series. Science Revealed considers the apocalypse in science as discovery. Biographies of scientists including Tesla and Einstein reveal how our most groundbreaking ideas result not from...

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