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Psychedelic Press Volume VI

Psychedelic Press Journal Volume VI is out now!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2015 Volume VI. Copies are available from the Psychedelic Press website for just £6 (+ p&p). As well as the brilliant cover by Sam Emm, there’s a fantastic selection of articles in the last...

The Cactus of Love by Karl Eskelund

The Cactus of Love by Karl Eskelund

The 1950s was an important decade in the formulation of the Western world’s relationship with psychoactive substances. Scientific research with LSD, mescaline, and other hallucinogens gathered great pace; a spurt of new literature, most famously Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, explored the effects of these substances; R Gordon Wasson’s...


An interview with Lesley Myburgh: an Andean Huachumera (San Pedro Healer)

The following interview was written, conducted and published here with the permission of, Ross Heaven. (See bottom of article for more details.) San Pedro (Trichocereus pachanoi), the sacred cactus and visionary teacher plant of the South Americas, is especially associated with the shamans and healers (curanderos) of the Peruvian Andes. It has...

Is San Pedro a “Miracle Healer”?

Is San Pedro a “Miracle Healer”?

The following article was written, and published here with the permission of, Ross Heaven. The Western world is increasingly familiar with ayahuasca, the visionary brew and “plant doctor” of Amazonian shamans, thanks to celebrities like Sting and Madonna who have drunkit and television programmes like Bruce Parry’s Tribe and Amazon,which...

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