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Re-reading Ayahuasca: Cultural complexities of the vine unpicked

“You are the shaman,” announced Terence McKenna at the beginning of a new phase of the archaic revival. With thousands of you-shamans going to Iquitos every year to get their feathers, it may be time to unpack that idea, and for that reason the new edition of the 15-year-old classic...

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The Gantry Episode by June Drummond

The Gantry Episode (1968) by June Drummond was published by Victor Gollancz. One of a host of novels published in the late 1960s, which all had LSD being pumped into a local water supply as their major premise, this particular one manages to stay well clear of any lurid hippie...

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The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke

Originally published in 1969 by Brockhampton Press (UK), and later reissued by White Lion (1974), The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke is a short novel set in Brighton, East Sussex. After one of their friends becomes ‘hooked’ on acid and is taken to hospital, it follows the story of...

Lovemaster by Lambert Macy

Lovemaster by Lambert Macy

Published in the United States in 1967, Lovemaster by Lambert Macy is a hippie exploitation novel set against the backdrop of LSD’s emergence into the youth culture of the 1960s. It is told from the point of view of protagonist Dr Victor X Storm, known by friends and enemies alike as...

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Give us this day our daily dose: Ergot, LSD and the Israelites

Every day, in hundreds of languages, millions of people ask God to “give us this day our daily bread”, which is rather more ‘day’ than is strictly necessary. Certain things are so familiar that we never think about them, and while the Lord’s Prayer may be the most well known...

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Psychedelic Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future

Event: Psychedelic Psychiatry – Past, Present, and Future Date: 30 January, 2017 18:30-21:00 Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL Tickets: Free! Psychedelics in the modern era, including MDMA and psilocybin, speak about their work and the state of psychedelic research today. In a unique collaboration between UCL Society for the...

Wisemen from the East gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

We three kings of Orient are… drug runners. And not kings

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Ah-ah… Ah, but are they really kings at all? The star only became “star of royal beauty bright” in church lore during the medieval period and only in Europe, as...

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