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Drugtakers in an English Town by Martin A. Plant

Originally published in 1975 ‘Drugtakers in an English Town’ by Martin A. Plant is the result of the author’s PhD thesis, prepared for what was the Department of Social Administration and Social Work, at the University of Bristol. Martin Plant (1946-2010), 29 at the time of publication, went on to...

Dr Ben Sessa

Dr. Ben Sessa lecture: MDMA – Could it have been designed with psychotherapy in mind?

Tuesday, 28th February, 2012 October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL Please RSVP on Facebook (afraid so) so that they can anticipate numbers – Please pay on the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/209100309180578/ Entry £7 / £5 Concessions Arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm Start – Wine available. . Dr. Ben Sessa will...

Lenson On Drugs

On Drugs by David Lenson

Originally published in 1995 ‘On Drugs’ by David Lenson is a fascinating and enlightening pharmacography on the cultural reception of drugs from the point-of-view of the user. The author had previously published works that included ‘Achilles’ Choice’ (1975) and ‘The Birth of Tragedy: A Commentary’ (1987) and was Professor of...

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An interview with Lesley Myburgh: an Andean Huachumera (San Pedro Healer)

The following interview was written, conducted and published here with the permission of, Ross Heaven. (See bottom of article for more details.) San Pedro (Trichocereus pachanoi), the sacred cactus and visionary teacher plant of the South Americas, is especially associated with the shamans and healers (curanderos) of the Peruvian Andes. It has...

PsypressUK Magazine References

PsypressUK Magazine References

PsypressUK – Summer 2012 To order a copy please visit the Psychedelic Press shop here. 1) On the Nature of the Psilocybe-Folk: Psychedelic Psychoid Persons – By Jack Hunter Adams, C. (2011). ‘Psychedelics, Spirits and the Sacred Feminine: Communion as Cultural Critique.’ Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal,...

Mike Jay

Mike Jay’s High society – Mind-altering drugs in history and culture

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012 October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL Please RSVP on Facebook(afraid so) so that we can anticipate numbers – Please pay on the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/211229202301171/ Entry £7 /£5 Concessions,Arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm Start – Wine available Drawing on themes and images from the...

Is San Pedro a “Miracle Healer”?

Is San Pedro a “Miracle Healer”?

The following article was written, and published here with the permission of, Ross Heaven. The Western world is increasingly familiar with ayahuasca, the visionary brew and “plant doctor” of Amazonian shamans, thanks to celebrities like Sting and Madonna who have drunkit and television programmes like Bruce Parry’s Tribe and Amazon,which...

Alice in Acidland (1970)

Alice in Acidland – Lewis Carroll Revisited by Thomas Fensch

Originally published in 1970 ‘Alice in Acidland – Lewis Carroll Revisited’ was written by the photographer and author Thomas Fensch. Thomas Fensch opens Alice in Acidland (1970) by postulating what the response to Lewis Carroll’s original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) would have been had the book been published in...

Mushrooms Myth and Mithras

Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras by Carl A. P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and Jose Alfredo González Celdrán

Originally published in 2011 ‘Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras – The drug cult that civilized Europe’ was written by Carl A. P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and Jose Alfredo González Celdrán. The book continues the tradition of re-reading the history of religion in Eurasia in light of the entheogenic experience, which began in the...

Psychedelic Shamanism 2011

Psychedelic Shamanism by Jim DeKorne

Originally published in 1994 ‘Psychedelic Shamanism’ by Jim DeKorne grew into something of an ‘underground classic’. The updated edition, from which this review has been written, was published in 2011 and follows the publication of the book’s sequel ‘The Cracking Tower’ in 2009. DeKorne was the editor of ‘The Entheogen...

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