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Erin by Robert Dickins

Psychedelic Press Publications Review 2013

It’s been a terrific first year for the small-scale launch of the Psychedelic Press publisher. Ostensibly launched in order to publish PsypressUK: Anthology of Pharmacography, a raft of interest from both readers and writers alike means that we’ve a very full, and very interesting line-up of publications being arranged for...

Splintered Man

The Splintered Man by M. E. Chaber

Originally published in 1955 ‘The Splintered Man’ by M. E. Chaber is one of the very earliest works of fiction (and non-fiction) to deal with LSD. The book is remarkable for pointing out how LSD could easily be used by government agencies, such as the CIA, for experimentation, within the...

Breaking Convention

Breaking Convention Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness

Originally published in 2013 ‘Breaking Convention: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness’  is a collection of essays edited by Cameron Adams, David Luke, Anna Waldstein, Ben Sessa and David King. It is published by Strange Attractor Press, and is the result of the UK conference of the same name that was held...

Mystic Chemist

Mystic Chemist by Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmüller

Originally published in 2013 ‘Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD’ is written and compiled by Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmüller. A large, thorough book, The Mystic Chemist includes an astounding collection of photography and images, concerned with both the life of the chemist, and...

New science psychedelics

The New Science of Psychedelics by David Jay Brown

Originally published in 2013 ‘The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality’ is written by David Jay Brown. Brown is a writer who has previously penned the science-fiction novels ‘Brainchild’ and ‘Virus: The Alien Strain,’ but who is more widely known for his interview books,...

Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia by Nicolas Langlitz

Originally published in 2013 ‘Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain’ is written by Nicolas Langlitz. Langlitz is an anthropologist and is currently Assistant Research Professor at the New School for Social Research. He has previously authored ‘Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse: Lacan und das Problem...

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LSD and the Divine Scientist by Albert Hofmann

Originally published in 2011 under the title ‘Tun und Lassen: Essays, Gedaken und Gedichte,’ this Park Street Press edition of Albert Hofmann’s ‘LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann’ was released in 2013. Hofmann was a world-renowned scientist who first synthesized and discovered the...

Peyote Hunt

Peyote Hunt by Barbara G. Myerhoff

In 1966, American anthropologists Barbara G. Myerhoff (1935-1985) and Peter T. Furst, set out on a peyote pilgrimage together with a small group of Huichol Indians, led by a shaman named Ramón Medina Silva. Their destination was Wirikuta in the mountains of central Mexico, which the Huichols believe to be...

Erin by Robert Dickins

Erin by Robert Dickins

Rob Dickins is well known as a guru of psychedelia and an avid participant in the British festival scene and here, in his first novella, he blends the two ingredients in a startlingly original and creative fusion. Erin takes place over the span of the Solpsycle Gathering; a medium-scale festival...

Drugs and Theatre

Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England by Tanya Pollard

Originally published in 2005 ‘Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England’ is written by Tanya Pollard; review from the hardback 2008 Oxford University Press issue. This scholarly work is an exposition of the role of drugs in the theatre of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. At the time...

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