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Breaking Convention 2015: Copyright Jonathan Greet

Breaking Convention 2017: Europe’s largest psychedelic conference returns

The warm spring weather has ushered in the final months of preparation for Breaking Convention 2017: 4th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness. Europe’s largest psychedelic conference is back for its latest iteration on the Greenwich Campus in London, a world heritage site located on the banks of the river Thames – a spectacular location for a very special 3 days this summer.

Wisemen from the East gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

We three kings of Orient are… drug runners. And not kings

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Ah-ah… Ah, but are they really kings at all? The star only became “star of royal beauty bright” in church lore during the medieval period and only in Europe, as...

Neuro-Apocalypse

Neuro-Apocalypse – New book by Danny Nemu is out!

It is our great pleasure to announce the latest Psychedelic Press book publication: Neuro-Apocalypse by the Reverend Danny Nemu. The master of the apocalypse is back, two years after his first book Science Revealed, to continue the great unveiling, and this time around he’s turning his poetry on the brain....

The Rose of Paracelsus by William Leonard Pickard

The Rose of Paracelsus by William Leonard Pickard

The Rose of Paracelsus: On Secrets & Sacraments is something of a rare find when it comes to books on psychedelics. Described by its author, former Harvard and UCLA researcher William Leonard Pickard, as a “literary experiment,” his 2016 debut is an intriguing exploration of altered states of consciousness from...

Mystery School in Hyper Space

The Hyper Space Age

  July 11, 2011, Checkerboard Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. I had joined the Black Pearl Eclipse adventure, arriving on the island with an oddly familiar crew of Aussie explorers who converged to witness a total solar eclipse. Fifty eclipse chasers occupied the Rarotonga Backpackers on a beach next to the...

Graham Hancock by Edward Foster

Graham Hancock: Psychedelics and Civilisation

Club Imaginal Presents: Graham Hancock: Psychedelics and Civilisation When: September 30, 2015. Time: 19:00 – 21:30 Where: the Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton. BN1 1UD, UK. From our good friends at Club Imaginal in Brighton: After a Summer break Club Imaginal is extremely excited to be welcoming Graham Hancock...

Psychedelic LSD Trip by Jonathan Zegarra

A Brief History of LSD in the Twenty-First Century

This article first appeared in the Psychedelic Press UK Journal (June, 2015 Volume III): An issue dedicated to the history and literature of psychedelics, and in particular LSD. Copies of which are available from the Psychedelic Press Shop here for £6. Since Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD’s psychedelic...

Breaking Convention 2015

Gearing Up with Dr Ben Sessa for Breaking Convention – 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness

  As we gear up for another fantastic Breaking Convention: 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, we caught up with co-organiser, psychedelic researcher and author Dr Ben Sessa, about what’s going on at this year’s event, and why it’s such a brilliant occasion. You can check out the full line-up...

Wales A Visitation

No Imperfection in the Budded Mountain: Allen Ginsberg and the writing of Wales Visitation By Andy Roberts

This article originally appeared in the Psychedelic Press  journal (2013) and also appears in Andy Roberts’ essay collection Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (2016) As a historian of LSD culture in Britain, I can honestly say I haven’t come across much LSD poetry. Verse written under the influence of, inspired by,...

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