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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...

The Sacred Mushroom

The Sacred Mushroom Seeker by Thomas J. Riedlinger (Ed)

Originally published in 1990 by Timber Press ‘The Sacred Mushroom Seeker: Tributes to R. Gordon Wasson’ is a collection edited by Thomas J. Riedlinger. This review is written from the later Park Street Press edition. The short tributes to ethnomycologist Robert Gordon Wasson come from the likes of Richard Evans...

Breaking the Taboo

Breaking the Taboo

40 years of devastating failure “must end to protect our children” says UK-based drug policy reformer Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss A new global campaign to end the War on Drugs is launched today, backed by world leaders and celebrities. In a radical drive to reinforce public support, a documentary,...

by Erix!

Psychedelic Lichen

Psychedelic compounds can be found throughout a range of different groups of flora. With this thought in mind it is surprising to think that so few of these plants are actually discussed or experienced within drug circles in the Western World. It doesn’t stop at plants either, what with certain...

by epSos.de

UK Home Affairs Committee on Drugs Policy

Are perceptions of drugs changing? The recent go-ahead for medical testing and trials with MDMA and psilocybin indicates that medically, at least, old scruples are being loosened. Politically, however, drugs are a risqué’ topic to approach, and seldom in recent times has Government wavered away from criminalisation policies. This approach,...

Animals and Psychedelics

Animals and Psychedelics by Giorgio Samorini

Originally published in Italy in 2000 under the title ‘Animali che si Drogano’, this English Translation of Giorgio Samorini’s ‘Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness’ was published by Park Street Press in 2002. The author is an ethnobotonist, ethnomycologist and the editor-in-chief of the...

Simon G Powell

Interview with Psilocybin Solution author Simon G. Powell

Simon G. Powell is the author of The Psilocybin Solution (2011) and Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012), and he’s been kind enough to answer some of PsypressUK’s questions ahead of his appearance at the Hoxton Gallery next month. In the past, you’ve described having “an extended bout of ‘mushroom fever’ brought on by excessive...

Regeneration

Regeneration Festival in London: An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience

17th and 18th November 2012 at The Tabernacle, London, W11. Tickets start from just £12: http://regenerationfestival.org.uk/tickets.html Continuing a stream of public events investigating this hypothesis, including the Wellcome Collection’s High Society exhibition (2010) and an inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Kent, Breaking Convention (April 2011), Regeneration sets out to deliver an enjoyable...

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