Psychedelia Britannica: Hallucinogenic Drugs in Britain.
London: Turnaround, 1997. First edition. Wrps. (no h/c issued), 212pp. Foreword by Albert Hofmann (3pp.).
SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page to Barry Mason, founder of the Psychedelic Shamanistic Institute and prominent campaigner for drug policy reform, and by Michael Carmichael (founder of the Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum) at his contribution, “Wonderland Revisited” (an essay investigating the drug history of Lewis Carroll).
Other contributors include Ronald Sandison (“LSD Therapy: A Retrospective”); an extract from Alexander Trocchi’s unfinished and unpublished work, “Drugs of the Mind”; Sheila Whitely and Simon Reynolds on music and psychedelia; Stuart Metcalf on Ecstasy and Acid House; Fraser Clark on Terence McKenna, shamanism and rave culture; and Antonio Melechi on the connections between drugs, madness and mysticism, and the story of Michael Hollingshead, founder of the World Psychedelic Centre in Chelsea in 1965.
Back cover blurbs from Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna.