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Otherworld Gnosis: Fairy Ointments and Nuts of Knowledge by Dr Norman Shaw

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Otherworld Gnosis: Fairy Ointments and Nuts of Knowledge by Dr Norman Shaw

Exploring psychoactive substances in Fairy-land

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Towards a Science of Psychedelic Aesthetics by Ido Hartogsohn

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Towards a Science of Psychedelic Aesthetics by Ido Hartogsohn

Our fascination with gems, shimmering objects, colourful flowers, and translucent stained-glass windows stems from their resemblance to the glowing beauty gleaned in the visionary’s inner eye, argued Huxley. By viewing such objects of beauty, we are reminded of the visionary realms and can be transported into them.

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Francis Crick, DNA & LSD: Psychedelic History in the Age of Science

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The following article, written by Albion Dreaming author Andy Roberts, originally appeared in Psychedelic Press U.K., 2015, Volume 2. A psychedelic history that explores what Francis Crick's relationship with LSD and psychedelic substances actually was. Type ‘Francis Crick LSD’ into Google, and the result will be links to around 30,000 websites. Many of these websites make, or help support, the claim that Francis Crick (one of the two men responsible for discovering the double helix structure of DNA), was either under the influence of LSD at the time of his revelation, and/or used the drug to help with his thought processes during...

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