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Psychedelic Press UK

This summer the Psychedelic Press UK is taking tentative steps out of the virtual into the tangible world of print publication and we are currently looking for writers to submit articles for possible inclusion. The new magazine will focus on both psychedelic studies and culture in its content, blending analytical articles from both the humanities and sciences with creative writing, popular culture and alternative perspectives. Strictly speaking, it is the role, function and discourse of psychedelic drugs themselves, rather than a ‘psychedelic aesthetic’, which must underpin the content. However, at this stage, we are open to ideas, intending to let the quality of submissions dictate the structural and editorial dimensions of the magazine.

–       The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012.

–       Articles should be between 250 – 1500 words (we will consider longer pieces if they are exceptional, but you might wish to contact us first to make…

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Trust Us Online

Mind-altering compounds, such as LSD and psilocybin, stirred controversy in the 1960s. As the counter-culture’s psychedelic drugs of choice, the widespread use – and abuse – of hallucinogens prompted tougher anti-drug laws. That also led to a crackdown on clinical studies of the drugs’ complex psychological effects.

However, now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to approve limited research into the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs.

No one is more aware of the stigma attached to psychedelics than Rick Doblin, director of the Multi-Disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a drug development firm that funds FDA-approved clinical trials to examine the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelics.

Doblin says the virtual blackout on research that resulted from aggressive federal drug-control policies in the 1960s finally began to ease in 1990, when new regulators at the FDA decided to take a fresh look at psychedelic drugs.

UCLA researchers found the psychedelic…

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