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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...

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...

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