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Being Psilly by Samuel John Ross

Published in 2011, Samuel John Ross’ collection of poetry ‘Being Psilly – Illustrated Poems 1999-2005’ is a beautiful blend of playful language and illustration, which along with the type-face, was also created by the author. Aside from poetry, Ross also heads up fleshprism.com – a website for visionary art, psychedelic...

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Sunrise Celebration 2012 announce first acts

Sunrise Celebration – 21st-24th June 2012 Bruton Somerset “A tantalising mix of unique musical collaborations, twisted circus sounds and foot stomping revelry, with lyrical genius and world-shifting musical experiences amidst hidden venues and thriving hives of inspiration and foolery!” – Dan Hurring, festival organiser. Sunrise 2012 is to be headlined this...

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The Dictatorship of the Imaginal Realms – Lessons from psychedelic literature

A Talk by Robert Dickins: The Dictatorship of the Imaginal Realms – Lessons from Psychedelic Literature 14 March 2012.  University of kent, Canterbury. 18:00 in Darwin Lecture Theatre 1 Click here to register your attendance During the 1950s and early 1960s there was a boom in psychiatric research with hallucinogens. This...

Mysticism Sacred and Profane

Mysticism Sacred and Profane by Robert Charles Zaehner

Originally published in 1957 ‘Mysticism Sacred and Profane – An Inquiry into some Varieties of Praeternatural Experience’ was written by Robert Charles Zaehner (1913-1974). The basis of the book is a refutation of Aldous Huxley’s claim that mescaline is able to produce a mystical experience in those who use the...

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Waveform Festival is back for 2012

WAVEFORM 2012 The Environmental Festival of Dance Music and Electronica August 31st – September 2nd The Green Award winning Waveform Festival of Dance Music and Electronica is back for a glorious sixth year. This year, the 100% sustainable event will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever before. Join the PsypressUK...

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Call for submissions: Psychedelic Press UK printed edition

This summer the Psychedelic Press UK is taking tentative steps out of the virtual into the tangible world of print publication and we are currently looking for writers to submit articles for possible inclusion. The new magazine will focus on both psychedelic studies and culture in its content, blending analytical...

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Festival Preview: One Love 2012

The UK’s No1 Reggae Dub Camping Festival Hop Farm – Paddock Woods – TN12 6PY – 10th – 12th August www.onelovefestival.co.uk Falling on Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of independence, One Love is very pleased to celebrate the announcement of a brand new festival site for 2012 and beyond – the Hop Farm Family...

Psychedelia Britannica

Psychedelia Britannica by Antonio Melechi (Ed)

Originally published in 1997 ‘Psychedelia Britannica’ is a collection of essays dealing with the cultural history of psychedelics in Britain, edited by Antonio Melechi. The book looks at psychedelic drugs through the context of literature, music, psychiatry and the counterculture and includes a number of prominent individuals like Ronald Sandison...

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BoomTown Fair 2012: Arcadia and first wave of acts announced

BoomTown 2012 was awesome – PsypressUK review here: http://psypressuk.com/2012/08/16/festival-intoxication-and-the-theatre-of-play-boomtown-fair-review-2012/ ALBOROSIE / REEL BIG FISH / THE SKATALITES   TANYA STEPHENS / ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION BALKAN BEAT BOX THE SLACKERS / GAPPY RANKS / JAH SHAKA / DAVID RODIGAN / ZION TRAIN / STANTON WARRIORS / KILL THE NOISE / CASPA...

Perilous Passage (2012) by Terry Wilson

Perilous Passage by Terry Wilson

Originally published in 2004 ‘Perilous Passage – The Nervous System and the Universe in Other Words’ by Terry Wilson is being republished in 2012. It describes the author’s apprenticeship under the tutelage of the avant-garde artist and writer Brion Gysin; along with a wonderful passage about Wilson’s experiences in South America with...

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