Party politics, party poopers

  Well done Corbyn, but ooh, I wonder what Tony Blair has to say for himself… On the morning after the election, as we face the poetically amusing prospect of a “May-DUP” coalition, I am disgusted to find myself laughing at losers. These include the right-wing press, whose unsuccessful campaigns of slander reveals their increasing obsolescence, the… Read more »

Re-reading Ayahuasca

“You are the shaman,” announced Terence McKenna at the beginning of a new phase of the archaic revival. With thousands of you-shamans going to Iquitos every year to get their feathers, it may be time to unpack that idea, and for that reason the new edition of the 15-year-old classic Ayahuasca Reader (AR) is extremely timely. As… Read more »

#Drop BP

Special agent Nemu has been busy this week, with two actions at the British Museum. The irony of BP, one of the major historical contributors to climate change, sponsoring an exhibition on Sunken Cities was too good an opportunity to miss. The first was an unscheduled artwork for the press conference in the morning, while… Read more »

Intoxication Season at Kew Gardens

Review published at Psychedelic Press It is always sad to see cages in the zoo, but having just seen them at the botanical gardens I’m not sure what to think. Whether they are there to protect the psychoactive plants within from the public or the public from the plants is unclear, but regardless, cages with… Read more »

Interview with a Reverend

  Hi Reverend Nemu, thank you for agreeing to answer some of our questions. Science Revealed, part 1 of the Nemu’s End series, has just been published. The whole project is concerned with the apocalypse, but not necessarily the ‘end of the world’ variety filled with fire and brimstone. Could you tell us about what… Read more »

Christ-mass Murder

I’m reposting this (’tis the season) “Can we have a word with you mate?” “Yes of course, officer,” I replied. “We just saw you shooting across the park, all in black, wearing a hooded top. Can you tell us where you have been?”

Meek?

Why would King James, famous for his anti-democratic machinations, his shameless financial extravagance and his costly military misadventure, want the following in the Bible?:

“The meek shall inherit the earth”

This is spin that would make Peter Mandelson blush. “Inherit” implies a delay, even a patient wait for something to pass naturally. Strong’s definitive biblical dictionary, however, also translates yarash as “occupy”, and the primary three meanings listed are seize, dispossess, and take possession of. “Meek” is equally misleading. The Hebrew anav is used to describe Moses (not mouses), but Moses

Buddha Recycles

Jesus Saves! (Buddha Recycles) From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Archbishop Tutu and the liberation theologists, the Holy Spirit flows fast in activist veins. The protest of the Protestants began as a leafleting campaign attacking the Vatican think-tank at the centre of a transnational extortion racket, dictating how rulers and ruled should conduct their… Read more »

Occupied Chaucer

Twas not at Southwark’s famous Tabard But at St Paul’s where pilgrims gathered, Where some months ere, no Christian pity, Could save ye twine-tied tented city. No holy sanctuary was given, Ye chapter did well as t’was bidden For though St Paul’s dost boast a cross Ye corporation’s almighty boss. So there began, at winter’s… Read more »