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Edge of Industry (2009) by Anne Starling. • “In her darkroom with her silver salts and gelatine plates, she experimented with the mercurial effects of light, time and temperature.” Hailey Maxwell on the photographic art of Dora Maar. • A Visionary Work Renew’d: A conversational review of Swan River Press edition of William Hope Hodgson’s […]

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Simulation No. 136 (1973); From the Archigram Revival Project. • Scientific American looks at DMT: “the only psychedelic known to occur naturally in the human body”. Related: Hofmann’s Elixir: LSD and the New Eleusis, a book from the Beckley Foundation Press. • “People weren’t quite sure what this guy was doing.” Colin Marshall talks to […]

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‘Father of LSD’ dies aged 102

‘Father of LSD’ dies aged 102 | Albert Hofmann, RIP.

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Happy birthday, Mr Hofmann


Albert Hofmann by Alex Grey. Albert Hofmann, discoverer of LSD, 102 years old today. Last month Scientific American reported that hallucinogenic drugs are once again being considered as a way to treat psychiatric disorders. Previously on { feuilleton } • The art of LSD • The trip goes on • Albert Hofmann • Hep cats

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The art of LSD


Not art inspired by LSD but drawings done whilst under its influence. These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD—part of a test conducted by the US government during its dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950s. The artist was given a dose of LSD-25 and free access to […]

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The L.S. Bumble Bee


“Freak out baby, the bee is coming!” The L.S. Bumble Bee, a single by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Decca F 12551, February 1967. Mistakenly included on some Beatles bootlegs in the Seventies, about which Dudley Moore commented: Regarding The L.S. Bumble Bee, Peter Cook and I recorded that song about the time when there […]

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Robert Anton Wilson, 1932–2007


There are few people who really change your life but Robert Anton Wilson—who died earlier today—certainly changed mine. Wilson’s Illuminatus! trilogy (written with Robert Shea) was my cult book when I was at school in the 1970s, a rambling, science fiction-inflected conspiracy thriller that opened the doors in my teenaged brain to (among other things) […]

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Albert Hofmann


Dr Hofmann by Dean Chamberlain. Happy birthday to the discoverer of LSD, 101 today.

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