Tom Hatsis is the author of Microdosing Magic: A Psychedelic Spellbook. He has written books dealing with both psychedelic history and practical psychedelic magic, along with several articles in PsyPress UK and the Journal of Psychedelic Studies. He has appeared on the GaiamTV shows Psychedelica and Open Minds with Regina Meredith. He is a lecturer, and historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia. He and his partner Eden Woodruff run a psychedelics harm-reduction and education group named Sanctum Psychedelia, which puts on events and conferences and a weekly open mike — at Pegasus Project in SE Portland near 76th and Stark St.
Thomas Hatsis is the author of the new book The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic. Exploring the untold history of the witches’ ointment and medieval hallucinogen use, Thomas reveals how the Church transformed folk drug practices—specifically entheogenic ones—into satanic experiences. Thomas is a historian of witchcraft, magic, Western religions, contemporary psychedelia, entheogens, and medieval pharmacopeia.
Anthony Alvarado is author of the new book, D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Anthony discusses his collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative thought. From Salvador Dali’s spoon technique and ornithomancy (divination by crows), to bibliomancy and using (legal) stimulants, the exercises in his book will help anyone chasing the muse—from artists and musicians, to writers and more—as they tug at the strings of everyday reality and tap into the magic of their own minds.