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The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: Stones Peacocks and Blue-throated Goats – Mike Crowley

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series Presents: Stones Peacocks and Blue-throated Goats – Mike Crowley

Drawing upon myth, folklore and Sanskrit word-play, Mike Crowley demonstrates that the peacock was used in both Hinduism and Buddhism as a symbol for psychedelic mushrooms, particularly those which bruise blue, such as Psilocybe cubensis. This hypothesis offers an explanation for the association of peacocks with amrita (the tantric psychedelic...

Psychonaut's Guide

A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape by Dan Carpenter

Originally published in 2006 ‘A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience’ is written by Dan Carpenter. The book details the thirteen high-dose experiences the author had with dextromethorphan (DXM) between January 2003 and July 2004. This book stands in the shadow of Terence McKenna’s...

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The Action of Ketamine on Brains and Society

Unlike any other Class C drug ketamine is responsible for more poorly constructed equine jokes than seems necessary. However, a recent report in the UK suggests there has been decrease in low grade heroin usage in favour of ketamine. (A certain irony here is found in a slang term for...

Spirit Plant Medicine Conference

Spirit Plant Medicine Conference

UBC, Vancouver, October 26~28, 2012 In this period of rapid change, the call to individual and collective awakening is clear. It’s beyond coincidence that the use of visionary/healing/awakening plants such as ayahuasca, psilocybe mushrooms, iboga, peyote, cannabis, and others is spreading rapidly at this time. When encountered in the best...

The Pursuit of Oblivion

The Pursuit of Oblivion by Richard Davenport-Hines

Originally published in 2001 ‘The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics 1500-2000’ by Richard Davenport-Hines is a very well researched and densely packed history that documents changing attitudes to drugs in society. Davenport-Hines is a writer and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His previous works include ‘Sex,...

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Nutt’s Psilocybin Research: Overcoming Folk Psychology

Of course I had heard the folk psychology of mind expansion before, I thought, as I took my first chew on what seemed to be a rather unappetising looking rotten straw. But that began during the flush of youth, before one could have foreseen the tragedy of cognition whittling away...

Regeneration

Regeneration this November

Regeneration At the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London. W11 2AY SATURDAY 17TH – SUNDAY 18TH  NOVEMBER 2012 Limited ‘Early Bird’ Tickets available at The Tabernacle (www.tabernaclew11.com) at £47 (weekend) and £27 (day) Contact Regenration: info@regenerationfestival.org.uk Website: www.regenerationfestival.org.uk   An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience.     10%...

Three questions for our readers…

Three questions for our readers…

We’re eyes to the front here at PsypressUK at the moment, along with the forthcoming printed edition of the magazine, Psychedelic Press UK online will be getting a little makeover during the next few months. Your opinions about the magazine are invaluable to this process and if you could spare a minute to answer some brief...

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On Traveling Companions in the Psychedelic Theatre

Dale Pendell’s On Traveling Companions is one of the most eloquent and insightful passages on psychedelic play to have been written. The particular phenomenology that he describes is among the most empathetic and magical experiences one can undergo. In the text, Pendell describes a nature-laced imaginal in which two people...

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