Psychonautic Misadventures in Time

Luke, D. (2006). Liberté, légalité, éternité: Some notes on psychonautic misadventures in time. Strange Attractor Journal, 3, 86-96.



Forthcoming Talks:

August 2009:

Liberté, légalité, éternité 

September 2009:  

Luck, Psi and Belief in the Paranormal

Altered States, Imagery and Healing



Psi-verts and Psychic Piracy

Brazilian Psi and Altered States Conference: A Review


Paranormal Phenomena and Psychoactive Drugs

Species Connectedness and Psychedelics 

Parapsychology and Psychedelics

Inner Paths to Outer Space

Entheogenic Entity Encounters 

Inducing Near-Death Experiences with Chemicals

Psychonautic Misadventures in Time

Obituary: Duncan Blewett

Tribute: Albert Hofmann 

An Interview

A Preliminary Survey

Paranormal Experiences and Psychoactive Drugs

Paranormal Phenomena and Psychoactive Drugs

Parapsychology: Magic and Science:

A Magical Perspective on Parapsychology

A Parapsychological Perspective on Magic


Recent Talks:

Liberté, légalité, éternité

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes

Psychology and Superstition

Pagan Entheogens

Hofmann, LSD & Parapsychopharmacology

The Neurochemistry of Psi

Entoptics: More Than Meets the Eye?

Parapsychology: Science of the Future or the Past? 

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes 

Luck as a Euphemism for Psi?

Does Psilocybin Cause Psi? 

Death and the God of a Thousand Eyes 

Death, and the God of a Thousand Eyes

The Neurochemisty of Psi 

Psi may look like luck 

Testing for Precognition

Entheogens: The Religious /Paranormal Bridge

Sacramental Plants and Psi

The Shaman, The Vision and the Brain

Visionary Encounters and Neurochemical Mythology

Psychedelics, Parapsychology and Exceptional Human Experiences

DMT Entities: Deities or Delusion?

Research in Parapsychology: Academic Studies of Magical Phenomena

Superstition, Magic and States of Mind

You Never Know Your Luck: The Psychology of Superstition


Liberty Cap is a curious name for a type of fungus (Psilocybe semilanceata), particularly for one which now, if picked on British soil, can result in your incarceration. I think my favourite thing about these little mushrooms, probably due to their being so of-the-earth, is that they seem to awaken a connection to the land, to unite us with the genius loci, the spirit of the place. They also grant us with the mythopoetic licence to range freely in the realm of legend, archetype and symbolic significance. Magical associations can be found sprawled dreamily across the contours of the senses, and synchronicities collide all around with a suspicious ease. They also nudge you towards a notion of the interconnectedness of everything. And like their own secret underground orgy, having multitudinous genders and a mind-bogglingly complex tangle of subterranean sexual intimacies, they reveal a subconscious lattice of symbolic associations in all events and things. Existence becomes timeless, at once both futuristic and ancestral, and chronology becomes an anachronism. Sacred sites exude remembrance and ancient structures impart psychometric visions when embraced. It’s more than just a suspicion that liberty caps are capable of emancipating mind from the shackles of time.

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