Sacred Knowledge is a useful introduction to the concepts and ideas around mysticism, religious experience, and psychedelic substances.
In ‘The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy: LSD Psychotherapy in America’ (2018), historian Matthew Oram skilfully explores the impact of regulatory models on LSD research.
Call for papers for a special themed issue of the Psychedelic Press journal on sex and psychedelics. Deadline for submissions is March 17, 2020.
Using a selection of dazzling and rarely seen images, Mike Jay considers the relationship between the psychedelic and the resulting work, and asks how far can we consider ‘mescaline art’ as a coherent genre.
A full day of presentations and talks on the history and culture of psychedelia taking place in Regent’s Park, London, 8 December 2019.
Europe’s largest psychedelic conference Breaking Convention (BC) is returning this August (16-18) to Greenwich, London, for its three day extravaganza.
Mike Jay’s Mescaline manages to balance the challenges of a global outlook with the intricacies of personal experience, along with the difficult dynamics of intercultural imposition.
Dr Torsten Passie reveals a rich and largely ignored history of research with microdose, minidose and low-dose LSD, putting claims about microdosing’s extraordinary effects under the microscope. Includes a foreword by Dr David Nichols.
In The Tawny One, Matthew Clark argues that the evidence for the identity of the Vedic plant ‘soma’ most likely points towards an ayahuasca-like vine or grass concoction that includes multiple ingredients. Not only does the array of potential candidates appear to point toward this thesis, but the practicalities of running such a ritual appear to find their best modern correlates in certain ayahuasca traditions.
Heads, as a biography of psychedelic America, is in some respects a history of American culture’s entwining with LSD, and in another a kind of frank love note to the bearers of this culture.