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‘The Ritual’ (2017)

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

Based on the 2011 August Derleth Award-winning novel by British author Adam Nevill, ‘The Ritual’ is a neat 2017 horror movie lensed in the wilds of Lapland, Sweden. Starring Rafe ‘Son-of-Timothy’ Spall, Sam ‘Grandson-of-Patrick’ Troughton & British TV’s Robert James-Collier, the film was written & directed by American David Bruckner (‘The Signal’, ‘Southbound & ‘V/H/S’)…

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Jesse Jarnow – ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ (2016)

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

A valuable addition to the countercultural canon written in 2016 by music journalist Jesse Jarnow, ‘Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America’ documents the sprawling American psychedelic underground over the last half-century or thereabouts…

'Eduardo the Healer' (1978)
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‘Eduardo the Healer’ (1978)

‘Eduardo the Healer’ (originally ‘Eduardo el Curandero’) is a nice little find – a fly-on-the-wall ethnobotanical documentary following sympathetic Peruvian sculptor, folk healer/ shaman, former trainee priest & fisherman Eduardo Calderón over the course of a typical day…

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‘The Sunshine Makers’ (2015)

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

‘The Sunshine Makers’ is a 2015 documentary by Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, covering the fabled exploits of American clandestine LSD chemists Nick Sand and Tim Scully…

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David Keenan – ‘England’s Hidden Reverse’

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Countercultural History

This review is of the revised 2016 edition of ‘England’s Hidden Reverse’, an essential acquisition for those with an interest in ‘Industrial’ culture, truly independent music, and the great tradition of the British outsider…

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the UK – 1: Conocybe, Gymnopilus and Inocybe

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psilocybin Mushrooms of the UK

As the UK mushroom picking season is nearly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to start our three part series on the various psilocybin-containing species, including those hitherto unnoticed by many budding psychonauts…