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Aldous Huxley's Hands

Aldous Huxley’s Hands by Allene Symons

Originally published in 2015 by Prometheus Books, Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science by Allene Symons is a fascinating, multi-layered story. Part personal account, and part Huxley biography, the book is a lucidly told tale of exploration and experimentation. Symons, a former...

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Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research 2016

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research 2016 is the third international scientific conference on research into psychedelics organised by the OPEN Foundation. During this three-day event, international researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines will present their latest results and advances in scientific research on psychedelics. ICPR is a multidisciplinary, strictly scientific...

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa - Artwork by Emma Watkinson

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa

Author Ben Sessa is a psychiatrist, and his novel starts with a psychiatrist character, Dr Robert Austell, having a violent fantasy where he cuts a patient’s throat with a scalpel and nonchalantly watches her bleed to death. The reader can be forgiven for momentarily wandering just how autobiographical the work is, and...

Mystery School in Hyper Space

The Hyper Space Age

  July 11, 2011, Checkerboard Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. I had joined the Black Pearl Eclipse adventure, arriving on the island with an oddly familiar crew of Aussie explorers who converged to witness a total solar eclipse. Fifty eclipse chasers occupied the Rarotonga Backpackers on a beach next to the...

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The Science Of Treating Depression With Ketamine

Ketamine? Ketamine or “K” is a dissociative anaesthetic drug used in a variety of clinical settings, from veterinary clinics to the battlefield and hospital emergency rooms. It is on the World Health Organization’s Essential drug list and highly safe for clinical use because it anaesthetizes patients without threatening their airways...

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Can You Buy Brains? Introducing Smart Drugs

College and university is an incredibly stressful time of your life. You’ve just finished high school where you were one of, if not, the smartest kid in school. Straight A’s came easy to you, your GPA was off the charts and everyone around you was in awe of how clever...

Breaking Convention 2015: Copyright Jonathan Greet

Breaking Convention’s First Annual Psychedelic Research Awards

The biennial conference and psychedelic research charity Breaking Convention is proud to announce that they are opening nominations for their First Annual Research Awards. They will be giving four awards of £500, one each for best published Scientific, Social Science, Humanities publications, and Best Newcomer to Psychedelic Research. The criteria are...

Visit to Godenholm

Visit to Godenholm by Ernst Jünger: A Story of Esoteric Psychedelic Initiation involving Albert Hofmann

This review first appeared in the Psychedelic Press journal 2015 Volume III Albert Hofmann in Godenholm Ernst Jünger’s short novel Visit to Godenholm, first published in Germany in 1952 as Besuch auf Godenholm[i], is now available in English language translation for the first time, thanks to the efforts of its...

Psychedelic Press Volume VI

Psychedelic Press Journal Volume VI is out now!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2015 Volume VI. Copies are available from the Psychedelic Press website for just £6 (+ p&p). As well as the brilliant cover by Sam Emm, there’s a fantastic selection of articles in the last...

Reflections on life and Death

Psychedelic Supper: Reflections on Life and Death

The Psychedelic Society Presents: Reflections on life and death – 4.12.2015 New Unity, 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ —– Following the great success of the first Psychedelic Supper, the second Psychedelic Society supper will take place on Friday 4th December on the topic of Life & Death. Over a three-course...

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