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Ayahuasca and I

Ayahuasca and I: Not your typical trip report – Part 2 – by James W. Jesso

Read part 1 here. “Unexamined cultural values & limitations of language have made us unwitting prisoners of our own assumptions.” – Terence McKenna When it comes to exploring and engaging the psychedelic experience, it has creamed to the top of the research that the three main elements that influence the...

Ayahuasca and I

Ayahuasca and I: Not your typical trip report – Part 1 – By James W. Jesso

As the title suggests, I don’t intend to tell you the same thing you have heard over and over again about “Mother Ayahuasca”, visions of serpents, and purge buckets. I believe focusing on these elements of a psychedelic experience can work to re-enforce belief systems that distract us from understanding...

RobertTindall

Can Animistic Perception Change the World? An interview with Robert Tindall

Robert Tindall M.A. has been kind enough to give PsypressUK an interview. Tindall is a writer, classical guitarist, long time practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and an inveterate traveler, whose work explores the crossing of frontiers into other cultures, time depths, and states of consciousness. He is the author of two books on...

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

Way back in 1951, three years before Aldous Huxley published The Doors of Perception and awareness of the entheogenic properties of psychedelics in the West was almost non-existent, William Burroughs made his first expedition to Panama and Ecuador in search of ‘yage’, as he called it, or ayahuasca, which he...

Jack Hunter

Rehabilitating Castaneda: An interview with anthropologist Jack Hunter

The third of our interview series with contributors to the newly published Psychedelic Press UK: Anthology of Pharmacography 2013 Vol.2 (just £5 +p&p) – Jack Hunter. Jack is a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. His research takes the form of an ethnographic...

Aya - Awakenings

AYA: Awakenings UK film tour July, 2013

AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, exploring the indigenous experience with plant sacraments including ayahuasca and DMT and the Western uptake of them. By blending narration directly from the cult book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos...

Jaguar that Roams the Mind by Robert Tindall

The Jaguar that Roams the Mind by Robert Tindall

Originally published in 2008 ‘The Jaguar that Roams the Mind: An Amazonian Plant Spirit Odyssey’ is written by Robert Tindall, with a foreword by Mark J. Plotkin. Tindall is a writer and classical guitarist and has also recently authored ‘The Shamanic Odyssey’. I was already partly acquainted with Robert Tindall’s...

Margaret Kreig - Green Medicine

Green Medicine by Margaret B. Kreig

Originally published in 1964 ‘Green Medicine: The Search for Plants that Heal…’ is written by Margaret B. Kreig. This review is written from the 1st UK hardback edition, 1965. The book explores humanity’s recent botanical investigations in order to discern new sources of medicinal drugs. Kreig was a journalist and...

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