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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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