Mike’s most recent book,The Influencing Machine, is out in paperback and on Kindle. It’s now available in the US under a new title, A Visionary Madness – more details here.
There’s a recent essay on influencing machines in psychosis and fiction for Aeon Magazinehere.

Here‘s a new piece for Aeon on Geel, the ‘colony of the mad’ in Belgium. There’s a new article up on this site, on William Sargant and brainwashing (here), and his essay on the origins of the Illuminati is now here.

His book reviews have been appearing in the London Review of Books (here, here, here, here and here), the Wall Street Journal (here, here, here, here and here) and Nature (here). He can be seen talking about flying potions here, influencing machines here, Bedlam here, brainwashing here and the history of opiates here and here.

Emperors of Dreams (originally published in 2000) is back in print in a new, fully revised and updated edition – details here.

Also out in paperback is High Society, an illustrated global history of drugs, published by Thames & Hudson (UK) and Inner Traditions (US) – publishing details, media and reviews here. The book accompanied the High Society exhibition, which he curated for Wellcome Collection in London in 2010-11.

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