Psychedelic Press Volume XIII
The Hyper Space Age - Graham St John
'Who's Got the Bomb?' - James Oroc
The Medicine Circle - Julian Vayne
Shamanism, Intoxication, and Embodied Knowledge - Jani Pestana
Psychedelia and the Movies II - Roger Keen
San Pedro and Psychic Abilities - Dr David Luke
Cover artwork by: Thomas Andrews @ Done London
* Please note that this is journal '2014/15 Volume V' in our old numbering system.
Andrews, Thomas: Thomas is a London-based artist, illustrator, and printmaker. He is the co-founder of Done London, an independent print and design studio based in Lewisham, South East London. He has been painting on the streets for over a decade and often frequents abandoned buildings which become his canvases. His work is inspired by and explores the imagination in all its rich diversity. He is currently working on a top secret project.
Keen, Roger: Roger Keen is a writer, filmmaker and film critic with a special interest in surrealism, counterculture and psychedelia. He has contributed to many award-winning programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and his articles, reviews and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and webzines, including Threads, Critical Wave, Writer’s Monthly, The Third Alternative and The Digital Fix. His memoir The Mad Artist: Psychonautic Adventures in the 1970s was published in 2010 and other narrative works are in progress.
Luke, Dr David: David is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich where he teaches the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience. He was President of the Parapsychological Association between 2009-2011 and has published more than 100 academic papers on the intersection of transpersonal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness. He has co-authored/co-edited four books on psychedelics and paranormal experience, directs the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon at the institute of Ecotechnics, and co-founded Breaking Convention.
Oroc, James: James is the author of Tryptamine Palace (2009), 'Who's got the Bomb?' (Short Stories) and The 2nd Psychedelic Revolution (non-fiction) which is due to be published in 2016. Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), he now resides in New Orleans (USA) and the Dominican Republic. Author, photographer, public-speaker, experimental mystic, adventure-journalist, entheogenic philosopher, and art-car builder.
Pestana, Jani: Jani studies social and cultural anthropology at the KU Leuven (Catholic University Leuven) and is currently writing an M.A. thesis on the subject of ayahuasca and interconnection in a medicine centre in the Peruvian amazon. Recently spoke at Breaking Convention 2015 with the paper: Psychedelics and the holographic paradigm. General interest regarding psychedelic thinking is how they have influenced and will continue to influence our collective and individual consciousness, and the personal and societal consequences this influence has had and will have. Furthermore, I currently work for Doctors Without Borders, as a student.
St John, Graham: Graham is an Australian anthropologist and scholar of electronic dance music cultures and festivals. He is Executive Editor of the journal Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture (www.dj.dancecult.net). He has held several research positions - a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Queensland's Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, an SSRC Residential Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and postdoc in Interactive Media and Production at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. He’s written Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural history of DMT (2015), Global Tribe: Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance (Equinox, 2012), Technomad: Global Raving Countercultures (Equinox, 2009) and he has edited several collections.
Vayne, Julian: Julian Vayne is the author of numerous articles and books, and is a practicing occultist. His books include Pharmakon: Drugs and the Imagination and Magick Works as well as co-authored titles such as Now That’s What I call Chaos Magick and The Book of Baphomet. His most recent academic articles include an exploration of the entheogenic use of ketamine in the collection Seeking the Sacred with Psychoactive Substances: Chemical Paths to Spirituality and God. He is a founding member of the anti-prohibitionist campaigning organization Transform and is a museum educator. He publishes online at theblogofbaphomet.com.