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Last Chance to Preorder the PsypressUK 2013 Vol.2 Print Anthology with 25% off Cover Price

Last Chance to Preorder the PsypressUK 2013 Vol.2 Print Anthology with 25% off Cover Price

There’s only one day left to preorder the Psychedelic Press UK 2013 Vol.2 : Anthology of Pharmacography at the reduced rate of just £3 (+P&P). You can order it here. This high-spec, print edition includes contributions from Drs. Stanislav Grof and Ben Sessa, Jack Hunter,...

Psychedelia by Patrick Lundborg

In late 2012, music writer and avid record collector Patrick Lundborg returned with a follow-up to his acclaimed book Acid Archives. This time though, the focus was not exclusively on psychedelic music, but rather psychedelic culture in a general, all...

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...

Psychedelia Britannica by Antonio Melechi (Ed)

Originally published in 1997 ‘Psychedelia Britannica’ is a collection of essays dealing with the cultural history of psychedelics in Britain, edited by Antonio Melechi. The book looks at psychedelic drugs through the context of literature, music, psychiatry and the counterculture...

Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras by Carl A. P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and Jose Alfredo González Celdrán

Originally published in 2011 ‘Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras – The drug cult that civilized Europe’ was written by Carl A. P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and Jose Alfredo González Celdrán. The book continues the tradition of re-reading the history of religion in...

The Atmosphere of Heaven by Mike Jay

Originally published in 2009 ‘The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and his Sons of Genius’ is an outstanding work of historical non-fiction by Mike Jay. His previously published drug-related works include such titles as ‘Blue Tide’...

The Road of Excess by Marcus Boon

Originally published in 2002 ‘The Road of Excess – A History of Writers on Drugs’ by Marcus Boon explores what he describes as the age-old relationship between literature and drugs. As a comprehensive survey of drug literature, the text is...

Blue Tide by Mike Jay

Originally published in 1999 ‘Blue Tide – The Search for Soma’ by Mike Jay is the story of the author’s search for the potentially psychedelic plant soma. In attempting to unravel its mysteries, Jay is tackling, what is felt by...

Emperors of Dreams by Mike Jay

Originally published in 2000 ‘Emperors of Dreams – Drugs in the Nineteenth Century’ by Mike Jay is an extraordinary examination of the proliferation of various drugs during an enlightenment fuelled Victorian age. Drawing on meticulous research, the book manages to...

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