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Psychedelic Press Publications Review 2013

It’s been a terrific first year for the small-scale launch of the Psychedelic Press publisher. Ostensibly launched in order to publish PsypressUK: Anthology of Pharmacography, a raft of interest from both readers and writers alike means that we’ve a very full, and very interesting line-up of publications being arranged for...

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Evolution of the Mushroom Symphony

The earliest suggested depiction of human mushroom use is represented in cave art found within the Tassili plateau in Southern Algeria, and is approximately seven thousand years old (Stamets, 1996). The artwork portrays a bee-headed figure with mushroom fruiting bodies for fingers, coupled with an outline also infused with fungal shapes. It has...

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Can Animistic Perception Change the World? An interview with Robert Tindall

Robert Tindall M.A. has been kind enough to give PsypressUK an interview. Tindall is a writer, classical guitarist, long time practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and an inveterate traveler, whose work explores the crossing of frontiers into other cultures, time depths, and states of consciousness. He is the author of two books on...

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The Psychedelic Future of the Mind by Thomas B. Roberts

Originally published in 2013 ‘The Psychedelic Future of the Mind: How Entheogens are Enhancing Cognition, Boosting Intelligence, and Raising Values’ is written by Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.. The text includes contributing chapters from Roger Walsh, Charles S. Grob, and Alicia L. Danforth. Roberts is professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University,...

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Tripoteca London 2013 – International Psychedelic Film and Arts Festival

Tripoteca 2013 London 4 October, 7:30 pm & 5 October, 8:00 p.m. @ The Horse Hospital (Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD)  Tripoteca is the only international psychedelic film and arts festival that features content revolving around metaphysical matters, the expansion of consciousness and abstract aesthetics. The first edition took place...

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Stomping in the Monkey Mountains: A Lost Theory 2013 Review

The following review of Lost Theory Festival 2013 has been kindly written for the Psychedelic PressUK by Raine Trott, with photos by Elana Gurland. Psychedelic trance festivals like Lost theory are more than just a music event; they are an international gathering of gypsies, travellers, new-age hippies and spiritual enthusiasts from around...

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Legal cannabis market could save £1.25bn for England and Wales

New research published this week suggests that up to £1.25bn could be saved if a regulated and taxed cannabis market was established in England and Wales. This comes at an important time for the UK’s recovering economy and points the Government toward a well-needed and advantageous move. The study, which was carried...

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

Way back in 1951, three years before Aldous Huxley published The Doors of Perception and awareness of the entheogenic properties of psychedelics in the West was almost non-existent, William Burroughs made his first expedition to Panama and Ecuador in search of ‘yage’, as he called it, or ayahuasca, which he...

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Mushroom Magick by Arik Roper

Published in 2009, ‘Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide’ by American illustrator and artist Arik Roper is an art book featuring watercolour paintings of various species of psychedelic (and a few non-psychedelic) mushrooms. The book also contains contributions – or “field notes” if one is to go by the front...

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Nature’s Pharmacy

These days one cannot think of any UK-based apothecary without triggering internal images of aisles upon aisles of overpriced, gaudy cardboard enshrined creams and tablets, guarded by busy, white-coated workers; each infused, in equal measures, by a discrete ambience of detachment and patronization. It was, however, the ancient Greek civilisation...

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