Tagged: psychedelics

Zig Zag Zen

Zig Zag Zen by Allan Badiner (ed.)

  The use of entheogens, like the practice of meditation itself, requires a global vision and an ethical basis with an ultimate objective of the happiness of all beings. The entheogens can be used erroneously as mere inebriators or narcotics, in the same way that religion, be it Buddhist or...

Noumenautics

Noumenautics: Metaphysics, Meta-ethics, Psychedelics by Peter Sjöstedt-H is out now

We are delighted to announce the publication of new book Noumenautics: Metaphysics, Meta-ethics, Psychedelics by Peter Sjöstedt-H – Available now for £9.99 from the Psychedelic Press shop and Amazon.co.uk Title: Noumenautics Author: Peter Sjöstedt-H ISBN: 978-0992808853 Price: £9.99 Philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-H’s Noumenautics traverses the mindscape of metaphysics, nihilism and psychedelic phenomenology. It navigates through subjects such...

Professor David Nutt at Breaking Convention. He is also the author of the book: Drugs Without the Hot Air, and founder of DrugScience: the only completely independent science-led drugs charity. Photo Credit: Jonathan Greet 2015.

Professor David Nutt: Why Banning LSD and Magic Mushrooms is the Worst Censorship of Medicine in World History

Speaking at Breaking Convention, a three-day conference held in London that aimed to explore the benefits of psychedelic drugs as medicines, amongst other topics, Professor David Nutt talked to me about his concerns on how the law is interfering with medical research and why LSD is still a problem child....

Where The Wild Things Are by Greg Westfall (Creative Commons)

My First Darkness (Part 1): Night Terrors, Junkies, and Gore Films

A winding and informal journey through a life of invited darkness. My first adventures in the altered reality of the dreamscape were unsettling encounters with the darkness of my deep consciousness, struck as a child by what my parents called ‘night terrors’. Manifesting somewhere between wakefulness and sleeping, I remember...

Xenolinguistics

Review: Xenolinguistics by Diana Reed Slattery

There are many indications of the advent of a new era for psychedelics, at least in a medical context. Many scientists, academics and researchers anticipate a “mainstreaming” of these mind-altering substances in the near future. However, it is easy to see how some aspects of altered states of consciousness induced...

Berlin bound

Veganism and Psychedelic Experiences

A Visit at the Nomad Psybient Chai Bar in Berlin The desire to experience mind and body again as a new and changing reality has had precedents of countless varieties, for example the back-to-the-land naturism and vegetarianism via American Indians (Harris 11). During the 1960s’ Summer of Love, the garden...

Psychedelic Press UK 2015 Volume I

Psychedelic Press UK Journal 2015 Volume 1 is Out Now

Solve et coagula – to come apart and then reform – is a long-standing alchemical motto, a chemistry of mind and material, and arguably the most apparent philosophy in the practice and study of psychedelic efficacy. It is also an important theme that runs through our newly published Psychedelic Press UK...

Essential Substances by Richard Rudgley

Essential Substances by Richard Rudgley

The history of humans ritually using psychoactive substances goes back beyond the written record, and stretches across the globe through many disparate and far-flung cultures. The ubiquity of psychoactive plants, and substances, is cogent with our world today. However, as Richard Rudgley notes in his excellent cultural drug survey Essential...

Trippin Spriggan Poster

The Trippin’ Spriggan: A Call for Poets

Breaking Convention: 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness is happening in July, 2015 at the University of Greenwich, London. The previous two conferences have been fantastic events with over 700 delegates, 100 speakers, and some incredible workshops, and this third one looks set to be even better. It is our...

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