THURSDAY – Drugs in the Bible talk

It seems I have been hitting the myrrh a little too hard recently. In the last post I advertised the date for my talk wrong. It is actually: Next Thursday, August 18th, 18.30 Birmingham Psychedelics Society Rev Nemu speaking about Drugs in The Bible, dishing out some fine resins. Cherry Reds, 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN Facebook… Read more »

Drugs in the Bible Talk

Next Thursday, August 18th, 18.30 Birmingham Psychedelics Society Rev Nemu speaking about Drugs in The Bible, dishing out some fine resins. Cherry Reds, 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN Facebook event here. Tell the others!        

Interview with Psypress

My friend, publisher, and editor Rob Dickins was interviewed on the Ed and friends podcast. It made me blush a little to hear him talk about my writing with such hyperbole (but then again, he has a vested interest). It is pretty funny, and he has a lot to say about the recent history of psychedelics… Read more »

Ritual Poetics, Ayahuasca and Goetia

Myth and plot, metre and rhyme, Structuring life in space and time, Lines of meaning cutting through it, Ink on the page of the master poet. Life is very strange, and so is magick, but they both seem to follow laws as inviable as the laws of physics. These are the laws of poetry.

Out of the Shadows

Muswell Hill Press has published an anthology of articles from Psychedelic Press (with me in it). Chapters Fireworks – Cody Johnson The Lotos-Eaters – Mike Jay Taboo from the Jungle to the Clinic – Rev. Nemu Beats on Acid – Roger Keen No Imperfection in the Budded Mountain – Andy Roberts A Psychedelic Trickster – David Luke Watts Ego – Robert Dickins Psychedelic… Read more »

Drugs in the Bible

“Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; cane and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and agarwood, with all the chief spices” Not only are nearly all of the plants listed here in the Song of Songs psychoactive on their own, but the combination of… Read more »

Science Unveiled

Tesla’s electric motor.  Mozart’s symphonies.  Pesce’s protocols of virtual reality. Many of the most transformative inventions and ideas in the history of art and science arrived suddenly fully-formed in the minds of the innovators.

From the Lips of Spirits

A Santo Daime ritual, which may last over twelve hours, consists almost entirely of songs, the themes of which range from the personal to the cosmological. This expanding musical corpus contains all the teachings of the tradition, and is central to the daimista ayahuasca experience. But where does this poetry come from?

Daime Talk

This is a talk I gave at Canterbury University in December 2012, about ayahuasca and the cultures that use it, focusing on Santo Daime. Part 1 introduces ayahausca.

Censored Scripture

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This talk, given at the Anarchist Studies Network Conference at Loughborough Uni, considers how The Bible was censored, through dishonest translation, to make believers into pushovers.

Examples include:

“The meek shall inherit the earth”
“Ye resist not evil”
“Turn the other cheek”

The effect of the KJV on the Western mindset is impossible to overstate.

My thanks to all the delegates and organisers