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Freak Show Postcard Gallery

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Countercultural History

Here’s a selection of freak show mementos, circus & carnival promo cards & ‘carte de visites’… These are mainly sourced from the American circuit of the mid-1800s to the 1930s, when traveling shows such as the legendary Barnum & Bailey circus proved hugely popular with the prurient public, catering to their appetites for the bizarre & outlandish by displaying all sorts of human mutations…

Arkham's Botanical - Ethnobotanical seed supplier

Arkham’s Botanical – Ethnobotanical seeds

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Recommended

This month we thought we’d let you know about a rather good UK-based source of ethnobotanical seeds and plants, Arkham’s Botanical. Billing themselves as a specialist “one-stop” source for ornamental, exotic and ethnobotanical plant species, the site offers over a hundred different species of rare and desirable genera such as Acacia, Desmanthus, Ipomoea, Lophophora, Phalaris, Salvia and Trichocereus…

5-MeO-DMT packaging

Books About 5-MeO-DMT

A close relative of DMT & bufotenin (5-HO-DMT), 5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine) is an entheogenic tryptamine found in nature in a wide variety of plant species, as well as in the famous Sonoran Desert toad. First synthesised in 1936, this intriguing substance was later isolated from naturally-occurring material in 1959, as a component of the psychoactive Anadenanthera peregrina seeds (used in several traditional snuff decoctions). Apart from traditional Amazonian use…

A panoramic view of Barcelona's Montjuic cactus garden (Will Phuq, 2018)
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A Visit to Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera, Barcelona

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Psychogeography & Cool Spaces

Barcelona’s Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera is one of Europe’s oldest & largest publicly-accessible collections of cacti & succulent plants. Recently renovated, the gardens are situated in the Montjuic area of the city & offer a breath-taking panoramic view of Barcelona’s coastline…

Share the Seeds

SharetheSeeds

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Recommended

Originally started by members of the DMT Nexus boards, SharetheSeeds is an incredible website, existing “not only to collect, share & preserve plants & seeds of ethnological significance; but also the wisdom, folklore, customs & cosmologies associated with these organisms”. Seeking to further our collective understanding of plants & their role in the human experience, the forum & its members place a special emphasis on encouraging the sustainable cultivation of medicinal species; the so-called ‘healer’ & ‘teacher’ plants…

Eight Free Tools for Cleaning Up Media Files

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Recommended

If, like us, you’re constantly running out of hard-drive space – having managed to amass a large collection of digital media over the years – this post is for you! Windows-using filesharing-fiends, dedicated researchers & hoarders may find this list useful in helping to free up space & in managing libraries of audio, image, text & video…