Tagged: psychopharmacology

by Lucy Brown

Psychedelics: More Real than Real

This article was written by Dimka Drewczynski and originally appeared in the PsypressUK 2013 Anthology of Drug Writing. PsypressUK 2014 is out now and available here. “There is no way you can use the word “reality” without quotation marks around it.” – Joseph Campbell  Appreciating how the world exists depends...

Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia by Nicolas Langlitz

Originally published in 2013 ‘Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain’ is written by Nicolas Langlitz. Langlitz is an anthropologist and is currently Assistant Research Professor at the New School for Social Research. He has previously authored ‘Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse: Lacan und das Problem...

Margaret Kreig - Green Medicine

Green Medicine by Margaret B. Kreig

Originally published in 1964 ‘Green Medicine: The Search for Plants that Heal…’ is written by Margaret B. Kreig. This review is written from the 1st UK hardback edition, 1965. The book explores humanity’s recent botanical investigations in order to discern new sources of medicinal drugs. Kreig was a journalist and...

by Vovan UK

The Physicalism of Hallucinations

Within the realm of folk psychology, defined as ‘common sense’ by your author, humans in the western world have been shunted down a pathway of thought that seems to write off the ideas, images and concepts gleaned from certain altered states of consciousness; such as hallucinations, illusions and their ilk.  Whilst it’s...

Intoxication

Intoxication by Ronald K. Siegel

Originally published in 1989 under the title ‘Intoxication: Life in the Pursuit of Artificial Paradise,’ this 2005 reissue by Park Street Press is entitled ‘Intoxication: The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances.’ The author, Ronald K. Siegel is a psychopharmacologist interested in the social and psychological effects of drugs. His other...

London Real TV presents: Psychedelics as Medicine – Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

London Real TV presents: Psychedelics as Medicine – Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

London Real TV presents: Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris of Imperial College London talks about the effects of Psilocybin & MDMA and how they could be used to help with depression and addiction, his controversial colleague Professor David Nutt who claimed Cannabis & Ecstasy were safer & less addictive than Alcohol &...

2013 Vol.1 illustrated by Lucy Browm

PsypressUK 2013 Print Magazine: Content & Contributors

The design of the Psychedelic Press UK 2013 magazine-anthology is well underway, and will shortly be winging its way off to the printer. Being an advert-free print publication, run on a non-profit basis, PsypressUK relies on sales to cover its costs. You can preorder a copy of the anthology for only £4! (+P&P). For...

by indi.ca

The Action of Ketamine on Brains and Society

Unlike any other Class C drug ketamine is responsible for more poorly constructed equine jokes than seems necessary. However, a recent report in the UK suggests there has been decrease in low grade heroin usage in favour of ketamine. (A certain irony here is found in a slang term for...

Harms List

Drugs Without the Hot Air by David Nutt

Originally published in 2012 ‘Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimising The Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs’ is written by David Nutt. Nutt is the Edmond J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London and the chairman of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. This book is a broad...

UKC

Research in Psychotherapy with Mind Altering Drugs – Dr. Peter Gasser

Results of the Swiss LSD-assisted psychotherapy study – Dr. Peter Gasser University of Kent, Canterbury, UK: 4 April 2012. 18:00. Keynes Lecture Theatre 1 Dr. Peter Gasser is a physician in psychiatry and psychotherapy, working in private practice in Solothurn, Switzerland. He was trained in psychodynamic methods as well as...

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