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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...

by antiel eldar

Reimagining the world: A Psychedelic Psychogeography

When you flick through the history of psychedelic pharmacography (drug writing), particularly since the 1950s, there is largely a concern for the invisible landscape; a concern for mapping and investigating imaginal territories through the psychiatric axioms of ego, Self, and the structure of one’s psyche. There are two important reasons for this:...

Jack Hunter

Rehabilitating Castaneda: An interview with anthropologist Jack Hunter

The third of our interview series with contributors to the newly published Psychedelic Press UK: Anthology of Pharmacography 2013 Vol.2 (just £5 +p&p) – Jack Hunter. Jack is a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. His research takes the form of an ethnographic...

Andy Roberts

In the Midst of a Psychedelic Revolution: An Interview with LSD historian Andy Roberts

The second of our interview series with contributors to the newly published Psychedelic Press UK: Anthology of Pharmacography 2013 Vol.2 – Andy Roberts. Andy is an historian of Britain’s LSD psychedelic culture and author of Albion Dreaming: A Social History of LSD in Britain (Marshall Cavendish 2008, 2012). His other research...

Tripping with Allah

Tripping with Allah by Michael Muhammad Knight

Originally published 2013 ‘Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing’ is authored by Michael Muhammad Knight. A convert to Islam at the age of sixteen, having read ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X,’ Knight has explored the identity of the American Muslim, and hi own adventures, in numerous works, including ‘Osama...

Dr Ben Sessa

Interview with MDMA researcher Dr. Ben Sessa

As part of the publication of Psychedelic Press UK 2013 Vol.2 – the third edition of our flagship print anthology – we’ve done a series of interviews with some of our contributors. First up is Dr. Ben Sessa. Ben is one of the five co-founders of Breaking Convention, the UK’s...

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Psychedelic Press UK 2013 Vol.2: Anthology of Pharmacography is now available!

  Continuing its standard of high calibre print publications, this third issue of the Psychedelic Press’ flagship publication includes contributions from many of the leading writers and thinkers in the territory of psychedelic and entheogenic drug writing. Softbound, with a quality matt cover and coated pages, the anthology aims to...

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