Tagged: drugs

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...

Pharmakon by Michael A. Rinella

Originally published in 2010 ‘Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens’ by Michael A. Rinella is a scholarly exposition of the use and understanding of the pharmakon in ancient Greek culture generally, and in the works of the philosopher Plato...

Psychedelia by Patrick Lundborg

In late 2012, music writer and avid record collector Patrick Lundborg returned with a follow-up to his acclaimed book Acid Archives. This time though, the focus was not exclusively on psychedelic music, but rather psychedelic culture in a general, all...

Calming the Eternal Footman: Psilocybin and Cancer Psychopharmacology

The mystical experience that can be achieved via the ingestion of certain naturally occurring species of fungus is just the sort of thing that can shake a person out of a ‘deep funk’, either by allowing a fresh perspective to be ascertained, or by the ‘shock and awe’ effects of increased serotonin-like effects on the synapses.

Cultural Ecstasies by Ilana Mountain

Originally published in hardback in 2012 ‘Cultural Ecstasies: Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary’ is written by Ilana Mountain. This review is written from the 2013 softback edition. Mountain is an Honorary Research Fellow and a member of the Discourse...

Breaking the Taboo

40 years of devastating failure “must end to protect our children” says UK-based drug policy reformer Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss A new global campaign to end the War on Drugs is launched today, backed by world leaders and celebrities....

A Healthy Drug Policy in Guatemala and Beyond: An Interview with Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation

A Healthy Drug Policy in Guatemala and Beyond: An Interview with Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation

The Beckley Foundation has begun conducting research in Guatemala into the effects that current drug policies are having on the country, after being invited by President Otto Perez Molina.  As part of the study, they are thinking up new approaches...

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