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Step Backwards with Psychoactive Bill: Volume XV Editorial

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Step Backwards with Psychoactive Bill: Volume XV Editorial

From Psychedelic Press Volume XV: One step forwards, and it appears we’ve taken two steps back. Perhaps then a side-shuffle to avoid the oncoming carnival of an ever-transforming everyday world, only to find that it doesn’t actually look a great deal different from our new vantage point. Indeed, the chains of identity appear to have been tightened. Have we not just spent decades loosening them? Morphing the metal links into fairy chains? For the psychedelic enthusiast living in society’s liminal spaces, this is no benevolent acid trip. It is the law. Or, more specifically, an additional drug law.    ...

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Preparing the Gaia Connection: An Ecological Exposition of Psychedelic Literature 1954-1963

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Preparing the Gaia Connection An Ecological Exposition of Psychedelic Literature 1954-1963 by Robert Dickins, author of Erin   ABSTRACT: This paper investigates the extent to which psychiatrically-mediated drug texts, published in the mid-twentieth century, reveal an ecological awareness in their form and content. Primarily, this exposition extrapolates how the understanding of personal interconnectedness with wider systems—culture, nature, or the universe, for example—is provided by the ingestion of psychedelics under the auspices of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. It argues that this allowed a territory for the recognition of both the dangers that humanity pose to our ecological systems, and the understanding that...

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