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Trip RD97 by Gwendal Uguen Follow (Creative Commons)

The Science Of Treating Depression With Ketamine

Ketamine? Ketamine or “K” is a dissociative anaesthetic drug used in a variety of clinical settings, from veterinary clinics to the battlefield and hospital emergency rooms. It is on the World Health Organization’s Essential drug list and highly safe for clinical use because it anaesthetizes patients without threatening their airways...

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Magic Mushroom Explorer by Simon G Powell

The story of the Psilocybin-containing ‘magic’ mushrooms, of which there are hundreds of varieties worldwide, is in many respects a mysterious one. While its ancient use can be attested to some degree in South America, it is only in the mid-twentieth century that the Western world woke up to its...

Psilocybe semilanceata - by Nic Dafis (Creative Commons License)

Psilocybin in the treatment of alcohol-dependent people

A new study into the effects of psilocybin on alcohol dependent people, which was conducted by Rick Strassman, Michael P Bogenschutz, Alyssa A Forcehimes, Jessica A Pommy, Claire E Wilcox, PCR Barbos, has been published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, at a time when research into the efficacy of psychedelic medicines for...

The Thinker

Philosophy and Psychedelic Phenomenology

– On the Value of the Psychedelic Experience to Academic Philosophy –  – Peter Sjöstedt-H – (This is a modified version of a chapter for the forthcoming book ‘Radical Mycology’) Due to the general legal prohibition and modern cultural taboo against psychoactive chemicals, the academic discipline of Philosophy has left a potentially...

'Andrée Will Take A Trip!' (1969) by Sture Johannesson

Seismographic Psychedelia: Reflections on the Direct Influence of Psychedelics on Art

”Generally, one might argue, writers and musicians are more associated with psychedelics than are visual artists.” – Robert C. Morgan (Rubin 2010, 44) Psychedelics often trigger a rich flood of visual content. One may for instance experience highly intricate patterns, otherworldly landscapes and mysterious beings – some angelic; others demonic....

PsypressUK Journal

Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2014 Volume 4 Out Today

  The latest Psychedelic Press journal is now available, and PsypressUK 2014 Volume IV continues what’s been a most engaging year of psychedelic publications. You can pick up a copy here. Or, better yet, why not take out a year’s subscription and receive 35% off the cover price here. This...

Reverend Nemu wired up for some Psilocybin

Occupy, Anarchy, and the Apocalypse: An interview with Reverend Nemu

Hi Reverend Nemu, thank you for agreeing to answer some of our questions. Science Revealed, part 1 of the Nemu’s End series, has just been published. The whole project is concerned with the apocalypse, but not necessarily the ‘end of the world’ variety filled with fire and brimstone. Could you...

Ayahuasca and I

Ayahuasca and I: Not your typical trip report – Part 1 – By James W. Jesso

As the title suggests, I don’t intend to tell you the same thing you have heard over and over again about “Mother Ayahuasca”, visions of serpents, and purge buckets. I believe focusing on these elements of a psychedelic experience can work to re-enforce belief systems that distract us from understanding...

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Mushroom Magick by Arik Roper

Published in 2009, ‘Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide’ by American illustrator and artist Arik Roper is an art book featuring watercolour paintings of various species of psychedelic (and a few non-psychedelic) mushrooms. The book also contains contributions – or “field notes” if one is to go by the front...

Decomposing the Shadow – New book on magic mushrooms and psychology

Decomposing the Shadow – New book on magic mushrooms and psychology

Information on a new book has swung into Psypressuk.com: As psychedelics re-enter the collective consciousness of the academic world, we are seeing a parallel resurgence of interest from the general public. Long gone is the flakey “flower-power” ethos of the late 60’s and early 70’s – the current generation of...

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