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Waveform Festival

Waveform Festival Review 2010

Waveform is an environmentally-friendly, three day, 24hr psychedelic trance festival. This year the party took place in Suffolk, England and PsypressUK was there to cover the electronica blitz. All photos by Craig Pennell. Hanging from the middle of the roof in the Happy Hookah’s tent swung several Barbie Dolls, clad...

pharmacologylsd

The Pharmacology of LSD by Hintzen & Passie

Originally published in 2010 ‘The Pharmacology of LSD: A Critical Review’ by Annelie Hintzen and Torsten Passie is an invaluable source of information. A joint publication between The Beckley Foundation Press and the Oxford University Press, it is the first comprehensive review into the pharmacological effects of LSD and comes...

nakedtruthaboutdrugs

The Naked Truth About Drugs by Daniel E. Williams

Originally published in 2004 ‘The Naked Truth About Drugs’ by Daniel E. Williams is a retrospective look at the socio-historical place of drugs in U.S. history. Interspersed within the narrative, Daniel entwines episodes from his own life, including his experiences of a variety of drugs and, as a drug user,...

The Acid Diaries

The Acid Diaries by Christopher Gray

‘The Acid Diaries – A Psychonaut’s Guide to the History and Use of LSD’ by Christopher Gray was originally published in the UK by Vision under the title ‘The Acid: On sustained experiment with lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD’ in 2009. The author sadly passed away last year but fortunately...

Near Death Experiences

Near-Death Experiences: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection by Ornella Corazza

  As the title suggests this book is concerned with the near-death experience (NDE) in relation to the mind-body connection, particularly in relation to Eastern, mostly Japanese philosophies, and it considers the similarity of NDEs with experiences occurring under the dissociative anaesthetic ketamine. These two separate approaches to the NDE...

Gone Hallucinogen Freeway

Gone Hallucinogen Freeway by Craig J. Moore

Originally published in 2009 ‘Gone Hallucinogen Freeway’ is a stylistically experimental novel written by Craig J. Moore. Set in California, around 1967 and the summer of love, the book is narrated by Joey, and tells of his life aged seventeen, trying to find his place in the counterculture. As part...

archaeologies of consciousness by gyrus

Archaeologies of Consciousness: Essays in Experimental Prehistory by Gyrus

This short collection of expansive essays and book reviews is the first publication completely authored by Gyrus, editor of the late-1990s underground magazine Towards 2012 and the ongoing periodical Dreamflesh: A Journal of Ecological Crisis & Archaeologies of Consciousness. Much like Time & Mind, the title of this anthology reflects...

On Hashish by Walter Benjamin

On Hashish by Walter Benjamin

‘On Hashish’ is a selection of protocols and various writings on intoxication by Walter Benjamin. They are based on experiments that took place between 1927-1934 in Berlin, Marseille and Ibiza. Many were conducted in group conditions, which included individuals like Ernst Bloch and Jean Selz. Although Benjamin had planned a...

Psychedelic Medicine Vol 1

Psychedelic Medicine by Michael J. Winkelman and Thomas B. Roberts (Eds)

  Prior to the reactionary media hysteria and the subsequent government backlash at the end of the 1960s, a wealth of serious scientific research was conducted into the therapeutic and medical benefits of powerful psychoactive drugs. By the beginning of the 1970s, however, almost all therapeutic applications and scientific human...

AcidtoChrist

From Acid to the Body of Christ by Daxx Danzig

Originally published in 2009 ‘From Acid to the Body of Christ’ is an autobiography written by Daxx Danzig. Set largely in Biloxi, Mississippi, the narrative charts Danzig’s life from high-school athlete, through neurotic young adult, to his eventual salvation in middle-age. The story is full of fascinating episodic tales, which...

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