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Psychedelic Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future

Event: Psychedelic Psychiatry – Past, Present, and Future Date: 30 January, 2017 18:30-21:00 Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL Tickets: Free! Psychedelics in the modern era, including MDMA and psilocybin, speak about their work and the state of psychedelic research today. In a unique collaboration between UCL Society for the...

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Psychedelic Christmas Social & Legal Regulation Debate 2016

The Psychedelic Society (UK) has teamed up with Volteface to put on a brilliant double header event: A debate over the legal regulation of drugs in the UK followed by a psychedelic Christmas social. It’s taking place at Conway Hall, London, on 17 December, 2016. Tickets are available here. In...

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Below the Mainstreaming: A Review of Beyond Psychedelics

At the end of September the psychedelic community gathered together in Prague, Czech Republic, for the Beyond Psychedelics conference. Over three days, numerous speakers and psychedelic enthusiasts shared their revelations, insights, hopes and beliefs in what was a brilliantly delivered event – one that expertly combined cutting-edge research and an...

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Undercover: Operation Julie – the Inside Story by Stephen Bentley

As a historian of LSD culture in Britain (author of Albion Dreaming (2008) and Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (2015) with a special interest in the people and events which coalesced into what has become known in drug culture shorthand as Operation Julie, Steve was good enough to send me a...

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Articulations: On the Utilization and Meanings of Psychedelics by Julian Palmer

Julian Palmer’s Articulations (2014) is a personal treatise on psychedelic plants and substances based largely on the author’s 15 years of “profound research”. Taking into account both natural and synthetic substances, the author outlines the lessons he has gleaned from his experimentation, bolstered by personal trip reports, and discusses much...

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Psychedelic Renaissance in the Czech Republic

Beyond Psychedelics, the first global psychedelic forum in the history of Czech lands, is coming to Prague this Autumn. Czechoslovakia once bred some of the most influential pioneers of psychedelic research, and the Czech Republic will provide shelter to those who are intrigued by psychedelic topics and who wish to...

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...

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Aldous Huxley’s Hands by Allene Symons

Originally published in 2015 by Prometheus Books, Aldous Huxley’s Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science by Allene Symons is a fascinating, multi-layered story. Part personal account, and part Huxley biography, the book is a lucidly told tale of exploration and experimentation. Symons, a former...

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa - Artwork by Emma Watkinson

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa

Author Ben Sessa is a psychiatrist, and his novel starts with a psychiatrist character, Dr Robert Austell, having a violent fantasy where he cuts a patient’s throat with a scalpel and nonchalantly watches her bleed to death. The reader can be forgiven for momentarily wandering just how autobiographical the work is, and...

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