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Encyclopaedia Psychedelica International. Issue 11: Magic Politics. - Fraser Clark

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CLARK, Fraser.
Encyclopaedia Psychedelica International. Issue 11: Magic Politics.
First edition. 4to. 48pp. Bright colour illustrations throughout in full colour illustrated stapled wrappers. London: Encyclopaedia Psychedelica International, 1989.
Wrappers torn and detached and page edges a little dirty.

'The Love & Peace Wizard-Warrior's WoManifesto for Psychic Surfing Through The '90s' as this issue dubs itself on the cover. The magazine advocated a new age form of cyberculture, instead of addressing itself to Hippies it favoured an updated 'Zippie' approach- an outlook that embraced peace, love mysticism and contemporary technologies, especially Acid House and electronic music.

The magazine announced ambitiously in its first issue: "A 100 quarterly volumes are planned, to build, by the year 2000, into the greatest databank of wisdom in human history. Bible included." (In reality only 15 volumes were released.) The magazine's editor Fraser Clark was a key advocate for the outdoor rave party scene and eventually founded the club Megatripolis under Charing Cross station.

A wild and wonderful document of the 1980s where moments such as a centrefold with a 'Magic Maggie Healing Doll' becomes a hilarious response to Thatcherism. The pages vibrate with articles exploring topics as wide as Acid House, I Ching, Astrology, Goddesses, and a text by Tony Benn plus incredible graphics.

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