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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...

Reimagining the world: A Psychedelic Psychogeography

When you flick through the history of psychedelic pharmacography (drug writing), particularly since the 1950s, there is largely a concern for the invisible landscape; a concern for mapping and investigating imaginal territories through the psychiatric axioms of ego, Self, and the structure...

Psychedelics: A Political Science

When various State governments and international bodies made d-Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and numerous other psychedelic drugs, illegal in the mid-1960s, they single-handedly ended medical research and, apparently, politicised the psychedelic experience. Now, after a 40 year hiatus, human research...

The Birth of Psychedelic Literature: Drug Writing and the Rise of LSD Therapy 1954-1964 by Robert Dickins

The Birth of Psychedelic Literature: Drug Writing and the Rise of LSD Therapy 1954-1964 by Robert Dickins

In many respects (though far from all,) the Psychedelic Press UK has been the result of my undertaking a Masters of Philosophy in English, which over the last few years I’ve been completing  with the University of Exeter (Cornwall Campus), under...

Artificial Paradises by Mike Jay (Ed)

Originally published in 1999 ‘Artificial Paradises’ is a collection of passages from across the far-reaching genre of drug literature and was collated and edited by Mike Jay. Jay is one Britain’s leading drug writers and his works include ‘Blue Tide’,...

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