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History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

Originally published in 2010 ‘A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age’ by Toby Seddon examines the proliferation of drug law over the past 200 years in Britain. Seddon is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, where he is also...

Entheogens and the Future of Religion

Entheogens and the Future of Religion by Robert Forte (Ed)

Originally published in 1997 by the Council on Spiritual Practices (CSP), this new edition of ‘Entheogens and the Future of Religion’ (2012) comes in the wake of other republished CSP editions, including ‘Spiritual Growth with Entheogens’ (2012). This collection of essays was edited by Robert Forte; a former student of...

A Greater Monster

A Greater Monster by David David Katzman

Originally published in 2011 ‘A Greater Monster’ is the second novel by Chicago author David David Katzman; his first being ‘Death by Zamboni’. The book’s blurb describes it as “Innovative and astonishing… [breathing] new life into the possibilities of fiction” and, without doubt, the novel lives up to this description:...

Spiritual Growth with Entheogens

Spiritual Growth with Entheogens by Thomas B. Roberts (Ed)

Originally published in 2001 under the title ‘Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion’ this 2012 edition, titled ‘Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation’ has been issued by Park Street Press. Its editor, Thomas B. Roberts, is professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University and a former visiting...

The Alchemy of Culture

The Alchemy of Culture by Richard Rudgley

Originally published in 1993 ‘The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society’ by Richard Rudgley examines the cultural use of drugs from across both time and the globe. The book was the winner of the British Museum Press Prometheus Award. Rudgley has written or edited a number of books concerning drugs,...

artificial paradises

Artificial Paradises by Mike Jay (Ed)

Originally published in 1999 ‘Artificial Paradises’ is a collection of passages from across the far-reaching genre of drug literature and was collated and edited by Mike Jay. Jay is one Britain’s leading drug writers and his works include ‘Blue Tide’, ‘Emperors of Dreams’ and, more recently, ‘The Atmosphere of Heaven’...

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Hofmann’s Elixir by Amanda Feilding (Ed)

Originally published in 2008 ‘Hofmann’s Elixir’ is a collection of talks and essays by Albert Hofmann and various other psychedelic notables including Ralph Metzner, Myron J. Stolaroff and Stanislav Grof. The text is edited by Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation. Published the same year that Albert Hofmann passed away...

Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

“Imagine a garden with a hundred kinds of trees, a thousand kinds of flowers, a hundred kinds of fruit and vegetables. Suppose, then, that the gardener of this garden knew no other distinction than between edible and inedible, nine-tenths of this garden would be useless to him. He would pull...

True Hallucinations

True Hallucinations by Terence Mckenna

So far in this investigation into psychedelic literature we have identified a number of ideas that appear to be central components of the genre. In a nutshell; a said work requires firstly a psychonaut, the protagonist who has willing intention to explore their conceptual understanding of the world, secondly the...

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