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Alchemy Festival 2011

An Alchemical Romance: Back to the Olde Days – Alchemy Festival review 2011

The following review of Alchemy Festival 2011 – held in Lincolnshire, England, on the 16 – 18 September, was written by Huni Bee. Photography by Aum. The car was heaving, like some sort of brim-full devouring beast, as we set off from our little box to the countryside. We had no kitchen sink, just...

Mushrooms by Mark Falmouth

Amplifying the Intensity: Waveform Festival review 2011

Waveform is a three day electronic dance festival, laced with psychedelic vibes, which this year was held near Taunton, in Somerset, England. An environmentally-friendly and sustainable event, Waveform delivered yet another brilliant party at a consciousness-raising rate and the outstanding sensual adventure is the subject of this creative review. Photography...

To Live Outside the Law

To Live Outside the Law by Leaf Fielding

Originally published in 2011 ‘To Live Outside the Law’ by Leaf Fielding is an autobiographical account of his life leading up to, and his involvement with, the distribution of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in Britain during the 1970s. One of a number of people involved who were caught and sentenced...

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Harmonious Anarchy: Hamswell Festival 2011

Just as a tuning fork rises to a point before falling away, an om crescendo became increasingly decadent as the Hamswell festival reached the height of its intensity in the very early hours of Sunday morning. Yet the total sound of the fork, the rise and the fall, is a...

Pharmako/Dynamis by Dale Pendell

Pharmako/Dynamis by Dale Pendell

Originally published in 2002 ‘Pharmako/Dynamis – Stimulating Plants, Potions & Herbcrafts’ is Dale Pendell’s follow up to his excellent ‘Pharmako/Poeia’, and deals with the Excitantia and Empathogenica classes of psychoactive plants. This review is written from the 2010 updated edition, which continues the author’s stroll through the ‘poison path’, in...

Power of the Poppy

The Power of the Poppy by Kenaz Filan

Originally published in 2011 ‘The Power of the Poppy – Harnessing Nature’s Most Dangerous Plant Ally’ by Kenaz Filan is a review of the human-poppy relationship from pre-historic to modern times. Filan has previously published works including ‘The Haitian Vodou Handbook,’ ‘Vodou Love Magic’ and ‘Vodou Money Magic’. The book...

Sunrise Psy by Mark Falmouth

Fragments of a Wolf’s Soul: Sunrise Celebration 2011 review

Sunrise Celebration is a four day sustainable living, arts and music festival, which took place in Somerset between the 2 -5 of June, 2011. With a host of workshops, psychedelic talks and music, folk, world, funk, reggae and off-grid living, Sunrise remains one of the most magical weekends of the...

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Pharmako/Poeia by Dale Pendell

Dale Pendell’s ‘Pharmako/Poeia – Power Plants, Poisons & Herbcraft’ was originally published in 1995. This review  is written from the updated 2010 North Atlantic edition. Pendell is an author and poet whose written works include ‘Inspired Madness: The Gifts of Burning Man’ (2006) and ‘Living with Barbarians: A few Plant...

Beyond the Basin

Beyond the Basin by Alexander Beiner

Originally published in 2009 ‘Beyond the Basin’ is a novel by Alexander Beiner. It tells the story of a journalist called Alex, asked to cover a story in South America shortly after being hired for a new job, and Anjuiga, a young girl living with an indigenous tribe that subtly...

The Ayahuasca Sessions by Rak Razam

The Ayahuasca Sessions by Rak Razam

Originally published in 2010 ‘The Ayahuasca Sessions – Conversations with Amazonian curanderos and Western shamans’ is by Rak Razam. Razam is a journalist, author of ‘Aya: A shamanic odyssey’ and editor of ‘The Journeybook: Travels on the Frontiers of Consciousness’. This book is a transcription of interviews he conducted with...

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