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The Domestic Alchemist by Pip Waller

The Domestic Alchemist by Pip Waller

Authored by Pip Waller and released earlier this year by Leaping Hare Press, the Domestic Alchemist seems to have been written for both the learned reader of herbalism, and the beginner. Since the recipes for vinegars, soaps, deodorants and the variety of different gargles all appear straightforward, once the ingredients...

Breaking Convention 2015

Gearing Up with Dr Ben Sessa for Breaking Convention – 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

  As we gear up for another fantastic Breaking Convention: 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, we caught up with co-organiser, psychedelic researcher and author Dr Ben Sessa, about what’s going on at this year’s event, and why it’s such a brilliant occasion. You can check out the full line-up...

Shadow Dancer by Magdelena Roeseler

My First Darkness (Part 2): Purging through the Entheos

Through discovering the fascia of my insights – the lateral connectedness of various ideas over time – I have slowly begun to piece things together and in turn garner a deeper understanding on that which I already knew. “In an intentional space, I have been using entheogens to open myself...

Where The Wild Things Are by Greg Westfall (Creative Commons)

My First Darkness (Part 1): Night Terrors, Junkies, and Gore Films

A winding and informal journey through a life of invited darkness. My first adventures in the altered reality of the dreamscape were unsettling encounters with the darkness of my deep consciousness, struck as a child by what my parents called ‘night terrors’. Manifesting somewhere between wakefulness and sleeping, I remember...

Breaking Convention 2011

Sponsored Walk for Psychedelic Research

At a time when research with psychedelic medicines is beginning to rise to prominence once again, we feel it’s important to help support the charities that are making this important medicinal step – a step which will help address some of society’s worst mental illnesses. Myself and London-based artist Tom Andrews...

Trip RD97 by Gwendal Uguen Follow (Creative Commons)

A Pipe of Salvia

This is an extract from the novel Erin – featured in our latest journal – the book is available from both the Psychedelic Press UK bookshop and Amazon. Have I slept? I thought so, though I couldn’t be sure. My dreams had been so real; my reality seemingly but dreams....

True Light of Darkness

Bringing ‘The True Light of Darkness’ to life

There is always something extra-special about reading a book about magic mushrooms. The powerful, magical Psilocybe fungi has an incredible grasp on the psychonaut’s imagination. As a result, ‘mushroom discourse’ is among the most hotly debated in psychedelia – state a fact wrong at your peril as one PsypressUK.com contributor...

Glade by Tom Andrews

New paper on psychedelic psychiatry, ecology and literature

Preparing the Gaia Connection  An Ecological Exposition of Psychedelic Literature 1954-1963 by Robert Dickins, author of Erin This paper, originally published in the European Kournal of Ecopsychology, investigates the extent to which psychiatrically-mediated drug texts, published in the mid-twentieth century, reveal an ecological awareness in their form and content. Primarily, this...

Archetypal

Varieties of Archetypal Experience – Dr Tim Read

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon presents: Varieties of Archetypal Experience Dr Tim Read Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 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. Entry £7 /£5 Concessions, Arrive...

PsypressUK 2015 Volume II

Psychedelic Press UK journal – 2015 Volume II – is now available

The April edition of the Psychedelic Press UK journal (2015 Volume II) is now published and available. It can be bought from our online shop here: Psychedelic Press UK 2015 Volume II This volume includes the second report from last year’s reboot of LSD Trials. Chris Howarth’s article, Subject  S14CH, is...

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