Dave King

  • Psychedelicacies

    More Food For Thought From Breaking Convention

    Nikki Wyrd, David Luke, Aimée Tollan, Cameron Adams, and Dave King

    Essays from the cutting edge of psychedelic research, from Breaking Convention 2017.

    Psychedelicacies offers twenty-two essays from the cutting edge of psychedelic research, based on talks given at Breaking Convention 2017, the largest symposium of its kind. Occurring biennially and featuring more than 120 academic presentations, Breaking Convention is widely regarded as the foremost global platform for serious research into psychedelic science and culture.

    Within these pages are essays on philosophy (including Aristotle, Plato and Nietzsche) and epistemology; ways of learning; systemic hierarchy; the development of comedy, counterculture, and postmodernism in the twentieth century; and psychedelic literature. There are accounts of ketamine clinics, dreaming, days spent in total darkness, and the effects of a room devoid of sound; and discussions of poetry: Ginsberg, Blake, and Wordsworth; the history of metaphorical speaking; and the way poetic speech changes consciousness. Other chapters cover the shadow side of ayahuasca retreats, the useful role of ceremonial practices, how psychedelics are being used in end-of-life therapy, and the concept of the imaginal.

    Contributors

    Tim Hardwick, Matthew Clark, Christopher Letheby, Lindsay Jordan, Nadia VE, Niklas Serning, Oli Genn-Bash, Eli Lee and Nina Lyon, Luke Goaman-Dodson, Michael Montagne, Tharcila Chaves, Josie Malinowski et al, Regina Hess, David Luke et al, George Erving, Luke Walker, Sam Knot, Eric Maddern, Elizabeth Joyce, Julian Vayne, Sam Gandy, William Rowlandson

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  • Neurotransmissions

    Neurotransmissions

    Essays on Psychedelics from Breaking Convention

    David Luke and Dave King

    An interdisciplinary selection of 23 essays first presented at Breaking Convention 2013, the 2nd conference on psychedelic consciousness, culture and clinical research, held at the University of Greenwich, London.

    This book presents an interdisciplinary selection of 23 essays first presented at Breaking Convention 2013, the 2nd conference on psychedelic consciousness, culture and clinical research, held at the University of Greenwich, London.

    The conference is the largest of its kind in the world, featuring more than 120 academic presentations biennially.

    Neurotransmissions spans the sciences and humanities, from philosophy and neuroscience though chemical models of action into clinical uses, with a special emphasis on MDMA.

    Cross-cultural approaches explore the use of psychedelics in New Guinea, Central and South America, British free festivals, electronic music and backwards in time to the ancient civilisations of India and Rome.

    The journey ends with an exploration of the role of psychedelics in artistic expression, spirituality and death. In the final chapter, Neurotransmissions presents the only published account of the world's first pure DMT trip.

    Contributors Cameron Adams, Allan Badiner, Chiara Baldini, Alexander Beiner, Matthew Clark, Rick Doblin, Henry Dosedla, Andrew R. Gallimore, Sam Gandy, Oli Genn-Bash, Jack Hunter, Dave King, David Luke, Robin Mackenzie, José Eliézer Mikosz, Michael Mithoefer, Maria Papaspyrou, Andy Roberts, William Rowlandson, Deirdre Ruane, Ben Sessa, Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes, Graham St John, Aimee Tollan, Julian Vayne

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  • Breaking Convention

    Breaking Convention

    Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness

    David Luke and Dave King

    Collected essays from the 2011 Breaking Convention conference, which in 2011 brought together over 80 speakers and 600 delegates from 30 countries to Canterbury, UK to discuss psychedelic substances and their effects.

    These essays are a glimpse of Breaking Convention: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, which in 2011 brought together over 80 speakers and 600 delegates from 30 countries to Canterbury, UK to discuss these substances and their effects.

    Psychedelic consciousness is a personally meaningful experience that can bring us into contact with the unknowable, help repair fragmented minds and increase our wellbeing. However, psychedelic plants and other substances have been globally prohibited for over half a century with little regard for their spiritual, therapeutic and recreational use throughout human history.

    The prohibition of psychedelic 'drugs' has limited the exploration of consciousness and the healing potential of psychedelics. Yet, in the last two decades, a door has opened allowing legal medical and therapeutic research on psychedelics to resume. This opening has allowed other scholars to become increasingly bold in stating their interest in psychedelic substances.

    The authors of this book represent the vanguard of the second golden age of psychedelic research. It is our hope that this volume will motivate a new generation of thinkers to stand up to the taboo that has been placed on psychedelics and bring these plants and chemicals into the light of reasoned discussion.

    Contributors Cameron Adams, Joseph Bicknell, Jon Cole, Ras Binghi Congo-Nyah, Val Curran, Nese Devenot, Rob Dickins, Rick Doblin, Kevin Feeney, Amanda Feilding, Tom Froese, Jonathan Hobbs, Mike Jay, Axel Klein, Reka Komaromi, Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Andy Letcher, David Luke, Luis Eduardo Luna, Kirkland Murray, Peter Oehen, Andy Parrott, Vít Pokorný, Ffion Reynolds, Andy Robert, William Rowlandson, Ben Sessa, Angela Voss, Anna Waldstein

    • Paperback $21.95 £17.99