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by Lucy Brown

Pre-Order PsypressUK 2013 (at 25% discount)

After the success of PsypressUK 2012, as an advert-free saddle-stitch freebie, which received orders from across the globe, the magazine is returning for 2013. The next edition is tripling in size and will be soft-bound, making it not only an important source of features, articles, research and comment on psychedelics, but...

by Stafford McLaughlin

BoomTown Fair 2013: A Tale of Many Cities…

BoomTown Fair: A Tale of Many Cities… Fair Divided into Different Districts for 2013! THURDAY 8th – SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2013 – MATTERLY ESTATE – WINCHESTER BoomTownfair.co.uk BoomTown Fair 2012: Festival Intoxication and the Theatre of Play “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it...

Hallucinogens and shamanism

Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael J. Harner [Ed.]

Originally published in 1973 by the Oxford University Press,  ‘Hallucinogens and Shamanism’ is a collection of scholarly, anthropological essays compiled and edited by Michael J. Harner. At the time of publication Harner was the President of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. After the wide negative publicity surrounding hallucinogens during the...

Sisters of the Extreme

Sisters of the Extreme by Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz [Eds.]

Originally published in 1982 under the title ‘Shaman Woman, Mainline Lady’, this revised ad updated 2000 Park Street Press edition is entitled ‘Sisters of the Extreme: Woman Writing on the Drug Experience’. This collection of works of pharmacography is edited by Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz. Scholars of drug history...

Cultural Ecstasies

Cultural Ecstasies by Ilana Mountain

Originally published in hardback in 2012 ‘Cultural Ecstasies: Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary’ is written by Ilana Mountain. This review is written from the 2013 softback edition. Mountain is an Honorary Research Fellow and a member of the Discourse Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. This work analyses discourses surrounding...

Drugs of the Dreaming

Drugs of the Dreaming by Gianluca Toro and Benjamin Thomas

Originally published in 2007 ‘Drugs of the Dreaming – Oneirogens: Salvia divinorum and Other Dream-Enhancing Plants’ is written by Gianluca Toro and Benjamin Thomas, with a foreword by Jonathan Ott. Toro is an environmental chemist and the author of the Italian book Animali Psicoattivi [Psychoactive Animals]. Thomas is an independent...

Breaking-Convention

Breaking Convention 2013: Call for Papers

Following the success of Breaking Convention 2011, which was held on the first weekend of April at the University of Kent, the technicolour flag of psychedelia will be hoisted once again on 12-14 July 2013. Breaking Convention 2013 will be held at the beautiful, baroque Old Royal Naval College campus...

by starpinker

Depression and the drug known affectionately as AZD6765

More evidence for the effects of an anti-depressant that can really affect sufferers of ‘treatment-less’ depression has been uncovered by clinical trials, headed by Dr Carlos Zarate, for the National Institute of  Health earlier this year.  The drug known affectionately as AZD6765 works by blocking the binding of the neurotransmitter...

SUNRISE: ANOTHER WORLD

SUNRISE: ANOTHER WORLD

Check out of Babylon, join the Micronation! The producers of Sunrise Celebration festivals invite you on a journey to the bright new frontier… SUNRISE: ANOTHER WORLD Thursday 30th May – Sunday 2nd June, 2013 A festival wonderland where utopian dreams become reality Amazing headline acts include: Dub Pistols, Krafty Kuts...

Altered State

Altered State by Matthew Collin

Originally published in 1997, this review of ‘Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House’ by Matthew Collin, with contributions by John Godfrey, is from the 1998 updated second edition. Detailing the growth of ecstasy culture in the UK, from its roots in the United States, Ibiza and...

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