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Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design – Stefan Geyer: A Review

Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design, by Stefan Geyer, is really a book about a way of living and interacting with our environment which struggles to fit into linear descriptions in our commodified, corporatised culture, which seems to demand … Continue reading

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Planetman – Love Rebel: A Review

Planetman’s latest album Love Rebel, a collection of nine songs delivered in a warm, upbeat roots reggae style, with some gypsy and ska influences, is the embodiment of the life and work of a musician who lives by the messages … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Science 2017: a political perspective

It was a beautiful experience in itself to attend the Psychedelic Science 2017 conference held in Oakland, California, organised by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in conjunction with the UK’s version, the Beckley Foundation. Over 2,500 attendees of … Continue reading

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The compliance of science: the depoliticisation of psychedelics in mainstream culture

  Scientific materialism is the driving force of corporate capitalism and neocolonialism. Psychedelic political and spiritual culture stands opposed to this and by its nature is a challenge to this destructive ideology Scientific materialism is the dominant philosophy of the … Continue reading

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Stuck inside of Glastonbury with the Facebook blues again

I was up all night trying to find a way to explain what I’m feeling, to try to find a way to salve my conscience, to make sense of the images that keep flashing before me on the radiating screen … Continue reading

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Acid Drops: Andy Roberts – A Review

Andy Roberts already has a definitive place in the recent resurgence of interest and research into psychedelic substances, having penned a well-received historical account of LSD in his 2012 book Albion Dreaming. Subtitled, A Popular History of LSD in Britain, … Continue reading

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Challenging media narratives in discussions of psychedelics

One of the difficulties in writing about Breaking Convention, the biennial gathering of scientists, academics, shamans and psychedelic explorers researching the use of many psychoactive substances, is that of correctly placing it in the context of the present legal condition … Continue reading

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