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Sisters of the Extreme

Sisters of the Extreme by Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz [Eds.]

Originally published in 1982 under the title ‘Shaman Woman, Mainline Lady’, this revised ad updated 2000 Park Street Press edition is entitled ‘Sisters of the Extreme: Woman Writing on the Drug Experience’. This collection of works of pharmacography is edited by Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz. Scholars of drug history...

Cultural Ecstasies

Cultural Ecstasies by Ilana Mountain

Originally published in hardback in 2012 ‘Cultural Ecstasies: Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary’ is written by Ilana Mountain. This review is written from the 2013 softback edition. Mountain is an Honorary Research Fellow and a member of the Discourse Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. This work analyses discourses surrounding...

Drugs of the Dreaming

Drugs of the Dreaming by Gianluca Toro and Benjamin Thomas

Originally published in 2007 ‘Drugs of the Dreaming – Oneirogens: Salvia divinorum and Other Dream-Enhancing Plants’ is written by Gianluca Toro and Benjamin Thomas, with a foreword by Jonathan Ott. Toro is an environmental chemist and the author of the Italian book Animali Psicoattivi [Psychoactive Animals]. Thomas is an independent...

The Book of Baphomet

The Book of Baphomet by Nikki Wyrd and Julian Vayne

Originally published in 2012 ‘The Book of Baphomet’ is jointly, and seamlessly, authored by Nikki Wyrd and Julian Vayne. Utilising elements of history, science, cosmology, drugs, personal experience and the occult, the book’s poetic blend explores the ‘occult deity of Life on Earth, Baphomet’ and paints a beautiful picture of...

Psychonaut's Guide

A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape by Dan Carpenter

Originally published in 2006 ‘A Psychonaut’s Guide to the Invisible Landscape: The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience’ is written by Dan Carpenter. The book details the thirteen high-dose experiences the author had with dextromethorphan (DXM) between January 2003 and July 2004. This book stands in the shadow of Terence McKenna’s...

Pleasures and Pains

Pleasures and Pains by Barry Milligan

‘Pleasures and Pains: Opium and the Orient in Nineteenth-Century British Culture’ (1995) by Barry Milligan utilises a multidisciplinary approach, including psychology, literary criticism, history and psychology, in order to examine the relationship between Britain and the Orient. Broadly speaking a work of cultural studies, the book concentrates on the trade...

why we take drugs

Why We Take Drugs by Tom Yardley

Originally published in 2012 ‘Why We Take Drugs: Seeking excess and communion in the modern world’ by Tom Yardley is a phenomenological analysis of intoxication. The book takes into account a number of theories to explain the descriptions of drug intoxication given to the author in a series of interviews...

Too much to dream

Too Much to Dream by Peter Bebergal

Originally published in 2011 ‘Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood’ by Peter Bebergal is an autobiographical account of the author’s search for a higher spiritual meaning. Bebergal is the co-author of ‘The Faith Between Us’ and has written reviews and articles on culture, religion and science. Too Much...

By Samuel John Ross

Being Psilly by Samuel John Ross

Published in 2011, Samuel John Ross’ collection of poetry ‘Being Psilly – Illustrated Poems 1999-2005’ is a beautiful blend of playful language and illustration, which along with the type-face, was also created by the author. Aside from poetry, Ross also heads up fleshprism.com – a website for visionary art, psychedelic...

UKC Psychedelic Society

The Dictatorship of the Imaginal Realms – Lessons from psychedelic literature

A Talk by Robert Dickins: The Dictatorship of the Imaginal Realms – Lessons from Psychedelic Literature 14 March 2012.  University of kent, Canterbury. 18:00 in Darwin Lecture Theatre 1 Click here to register your attendance During the 1950s and early 1960s there was a boom in psychiatric research with hallucinogens. This...

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