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Psychedelic Medicine Vol 1

Psychedelic Medicine by Michael J. Winkelman and Thomas B. Roberts (Eds)

  Prior to the reactionary media hysteria and the subsequent government backlash at the end of the 1960s, a wealth of serious scientific research was conducted into the therapeutic and medical benefits of powerful psychoactive drugs. By the beginning of the 1970s, however, almost all therapeutic applications and scientific human...

AcidtoChrist

From Acid to the Body of Christ by Daxx Danzig

Originally published in 2009 ‘From Acid to the Body of Christ’ is an autobiography written by Daxx Danzig. Set largely in Biloxi, Mississippi, the narrative charts Danzig’s life from high-school athlete, through neurotic young adult, to his eventual salvation in middle-age. The story is full of fascinating episodic tales, which...

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Inner Paths to Outer Space by Rick Strassman et al

This literary review was written by, and is reproduced here with the expressed permission of, Dr. David Luke. Originally appeared as: Luke, D. P. (2008). Inner paths to outer space: Journeys to alien worlds through psychedelics and other spiritual technologies, by Rick Strassman et al. [book review]. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22...

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

  ‘Confessions of an English Opium-Eater’ by Thomas De Quincey was first published, anonymously, in two parts by the London Magazine in 1821. The following year it appeared as a novel and has been regularly reprinted ever since. This literary review is written from the Penguin Classics (2003) edition; ‘Confessions...

Nemu's End by Reverend Nemu

Nemu’s End by Reverend Nemu

Originally published in 2009 ‘Nemu’s End – History, Psychology, and Poetry of the Apocalypse’ by Reverend Nemu is an exploratory work of non-fiction. The premise of the book is a deconstruction of  social, historical, philosophical and scientific strata. And at the same time it posits the idea of ‘apocalypse’ as a revelatory...

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Interview: Roger Keen

Roger Keen is an English film-maker and writer. He spent nearly 30 years working for companies like the BBC and ITV making television dramas, documentaries, news and consumer programmes. Since 2006 he has concentrated on his writing and his novelistic memoir ‘The Mad Artist – Psychonautic Adventures from the 1970s’...

Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux

Miserable Miracle By Henri Michaux

Originally published in France in 1956 ‘Miserable Miracle’ by Henri Michaux explores the author/artist’s experiences with mescaline; an hallucinogenic drug originally derived from the Peyote cactus. Translated into English in 1963 by Louise Varèse, this review has been written from the 2002 New York Review of Books edition and contains...

Storming Heaven

Storming Heaven by Jay Stevens

Originally published in 1987 ‘Storming Heaven – LSD and the American Dream’ by Jay Stevens is one of a number of heavyweight histories of LSD and American culture. The narrative non-fiction format makes the text very entertaining and, whilst not stinting on the details, it provides the reader with a...

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