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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...

Pharmakon by Michael Rinella

Pharmakon by Michael A. Rinella

Originally published in 2010 ‘Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens’ by Michael A. Rinella is a scholarly exposition of the use and understanding of the pharmakon in ancient Greek culture generally, and in the works of the philosopher Plato specifically. Rinella is currently the National Endowment for the Humanities...

Decomposing the Shadow – New book on magic mushrooms and psychology

Decomposing the Shadow – New book on magic mushrooms and psychology

Information on a new book has swung into Psypressuk.com: As psychedelics re-enter the collective consciousness of the academic world, we are seeing a parallel resurgence of interest from the general public. Long gone is the flakey “flower-power” ethos of the late 60’s and early 70’s – the current generation of...

Tryptamine Palace

Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc

Originally published in 2009 ‘Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad’ is written by James Oroc. Oroc is a journalist, photographer and artist who has been a member of the Burning Man community since 1999. His work has dealt with extreme sports in more than forty countries and he...

Altered State

Altered State by Matthew Collin

Originally published in 1997, this review of ‘Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House’ by Matthew Collin, with contributions by John Godfrey, is from the 1998 updated second edition. Detailing the growth of ecstasy culture in the UK, from its roots in the United States, Ibiza and...

Animals and Psychedelics

Animals and Psychedelics by Giorgio Samorini

Originally published in Italy in 2000 under the title ‘Animali che si Drogano’, this English Translation of Giorgio Samorini’s ‘Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness’ was published by Park Street Press in 2002. The author is an ethnobotonist, ethnomycologist and the editor-in-chief of the...

Simon G Powell

Interview with Psilocybin Solution author Simon G. Powell

Simon G. Powell is the author of The Psilocybin Solution (2011) and Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012), and he’s been kind enough to answer some of PsypressUK’s questions ahead of his appearance at the Hoxton Gallery next month. In the past, you’ve described having “an extended bout of ‘mushroom fever’ brought on by excessive...

The DMT Chronicles

The DMT Chronicles by Terence Turner

Originally published in 2010 by the Translinguistic Press ‘The DMT Chronicles: Parmenides, Plato, and the Psychedelic’ is written pseudonymously by Terence Turner. The book chronicles the author’s numerous experiences with magic mushrooms, DMT and LSD, against a backdrop of personal enlightenment and philosophical musings. Turner tells us that Terence McKenna’s...

Mushroom and Mankind

Mushrooms and Mankind by James Arthur

Originally published in 2000 ‘Mushrooms and Mankind: The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion’ is written by James Arthur. The author is a long-time researcher in the field of ethnomycology and this book is short and succinct introduction to the relationship between humans and psychoactive mushrooms. The author...

The Pursuit of Oblivion

The Pursuit of Oblivion by Richard Davenport-Hines

Originally published in 2001 ‘The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics 1500-2000’ by Richard Davenport-Hines is a very well researched and densely packed history that documents changing attitudes to drugs in society. Davenport-Hines is a writer and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His previous works include ‘Sex,...

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