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FROM PEYOTE TO MESCALINE:
The Birth of Psychedelic Science
with Mike Jay at the Century Club - Soho W1

Wednesday 11th September 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm

Mescaline became a popular sensation in the mid-twentieth century through Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, after which the word “psychedelic” was coined to describe it. Its story, however, extends deep into prehistory: the earliest Andean cultures depicted mescaline-containing cacti in their temples.

In this talk, historian Mike Jay provides a definitive history of mescaline exploring its mind-altering effects across cultures, from ancient America to Western modernity.

Mike Jay
Mike Jay has written extensively on scientific and medical history. His books on the history of drugs include High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture and The Atmosphere of Heaven.

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OTHER SALON DATES AT THE CENTURY

13th February 2019
Victorian Visions: HG Wells's Scientific Romances with Dr. Michael Sherborne

20th March 2019

Aldous Huxley and a Brave New World with Nicholas Murray


24th April 2019
Roger Luckhurst on the Strange Worlds of Philip K Dick


15th May 2019
Anthony Burgess and A Clockwork Orange with Andrew Biswell


19th June 2019
Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium with Lucy Ingliss

10th July 2019
Aleister Crowley on Drugs with Gary Lachman

11th September 2019
From Peyote to Mescaline: The Birth of Psychedelic Science with Mike Jay

9th October 2019
Divine Visions: Drugs in the Bible with Danny Nemu

13th November 2019
To be announced..

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