Psychedelic Press Authors
Ben Sessa: Ben is one of the five co-founders of Breaking Convention, the UK’s only psychedelic conference, and the author of several novels and non-fiction books, including The Psychedelic Renaissance. He is a paediatric psychiatrist and is coordinating Britain’s first MDMA/PTSD study. He began publishing in medical journals on the subject of psychedelics as a trainee and since then has spoken nationally and internationally to doctors in a campaign to see these fascinating substances return to the mainstream pharmacopeia where their lives began. In 2008 he became a Research Associate under Prof. David Nutt at Bristol University, where he consulted for the ACMD on MDMA before working on the UK’s only human hallucinogen study in modern times – being the first person to be legally administered a classical psychedelic drug in this country for 33 years. He is the author of the novel To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic.
Peter Sjöstedt-H: Peter is an Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher who specialises in the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson and Whitehead, and within the field of Philosophy of Mind. Peter has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Continental Philosophy from the University of Warwick, where he was awarded a first-class distinction for his dissertation on Kant and Schelling in relation to ‘intellectual intuition’. Peter subsequently became a Philosophy Lecturer in South Kensington, London for six years before recently returning to the tranquillity of westernmost Cornwall. He is now an independent philosopher – giving talks, publishing essays, and preparing to embark upon his PhD. He is the author of Noumenautics.
Reverend Nemu: Rev. Nemu’s fascination with all things apocalyptic began twenty years ago, whilst baiting Jehovah's Witnesses on his doorstep. He occasionally gives talks on ayahuasca and Santo Daime, on revelation in the history of science, and other wonderful things, which you can see here (http://wp.nemusend.co.uk/). He is the author of Science Revealed and Neuro-apocalypse.
Robert Dickins: Rob is editor of the Psychedelic Press. A published author, writer, and poet, his research centres around the role of psychedelics in literature and poetry. His postgraduate research, in the medical humanities and undertaken with the University of Exeter, examined how certain LSD-using psychiatric approaches in the 1950s and 1960s gave rise to certain forms and genres in literature. He is the author of the novel Erin, and is currently undertaking his History PhD with Queen Mary, University of London
Andy Roberts: Andy is a historian of Britain’s LSD psychedelic culture and author of Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain (Marshall Cavendish 2008, 2012). His other research interests include, listening to music, hill walking, beach combing, reading, landscapes and their mysteries, natural history and paranormal phenomena. Musically, he has been severely influenced and affected by the Grateful Dead and the Incredible String Band among a host of others. He first fell down the rabbit hole in 1972 and has been exploring the labyrinth of passages ever since. His views on the psychedelic experience are (basically) – You take a psychedelic and you get high. What happens after that is largely the result of dosage, set and setting.