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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...

Club Imaginal launches with Blue Dear Prayer: Quests and Challenges of the Oldest Psychedelic Tribe

Club Imaginal launches with Blue Dear Prayer: Quests and Challenges of the Oldest Psychedelic Tribe

Marwood Coffee Shop, a place where you can apparently find kick arse coffee and life changing cake, will now be hosting a monthly platform, Club Imaginal, where explorations into the unknown will be launched. The first event is happening this coming wednesday between 6:30 and 9:45 with: Blue Dear Prayer: Quests...

Peyote Dreams

Peyote Dreams by Charles Duits

Originally published in France in 1967 under the title ‘L’Pays de l’éclairement’, this edition of Charles Duits classic, entitled ‘Peyote Dreams’, has been translated and reissued by Park Street Press (2013). Duits (1925-1991) was a French writer and surrealist largely known for his fantasy saga novels ‘Ptah Hotep’ and ‘Nefer’....

Peyote Hunt

Peyote Hunt by Barbara G. Myerhoff

In 1966, American anthropologists Barbara G. Myerhoff (1935-1985) and Peter T. Furst, set out on a peyote pilgrimage together with a small group of Huichol Indians, led by a shaman named Ramón Medina Silva. Their destination was Wirikuta in the mountains of central Mexico, which the Huichols believe to be...

Occupy Quemado: Holy Mountain or Holey Mountain?

Occupy Quemado: Holy Mountain or Holey Mountain?

When the multi-billion dollar investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 starting the current economic decline – the biggest ever US bankruptcy case and the first of the mighty dominoes to lose dominion – the echo of a Hopi ‘prophecy’ lingered in the air, little more than a whisper in...

Peyote Vs. The State

Peyote Vs. The State by Garrett Epps

Originally published in 2001 under the title ‘To an Unknown God: Religious Freedom on Trial’ by St. Martin’s Press, this 2009 paperback edition is titled ‘Peyote Vs. The State: Religious Freedom on Trial’ and is published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The author, Garrett Epps, has also written ‘The...

The Peyote Road

The Peyote Road by Thomas C. Maroukis

Originally published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2010, the paperback edition of ‘The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church’ by Thomas C. Maroukis came out in 2012. Maroukis, Professor of History at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, has previously written ‘Peyote and the Yankton Sioux: The...

The Peyote Dance (1976)

The Peyote Dance by Antonin Artaud

Originally published in France under the title ‘Les Tarahumaras’ (1947), ‘The Peyote Dance’ by Antonin Artaud describes the author’s experiences with Peyote and the Tarahumara in Mexico, in 1936. Written over twelve years and covering Artaud’s stay at a psychiatric hospital in Rodez, the book is an important work of...

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