Welcome to my archive of writings.
I am an arts journalist living in Malmö, Sweden. My fields of interest include altered states of consciousness, spirituality and subcultural movements. I have specialist knowledge in psychedelic art.
I write articles, essays, reviews, reportage pieces and presentations of art exhibitions. My long-form pieces are usually based on extensive research. I also do translation work.
In order to acquire a better understanding of psychedelic imagery, one needs to look at psychedelic culture as a whole. Its history consists of a somewhat complex mix of cultural references, which are often filled with symbols and signs, many of which initially had little or nothing to do with psychedelics. Therefore, being a researcher of psychedelia simultaneously entails making research in several different fields such as anthropology, religion, history, the arts, the esoteric, psychology and medicine. Only by using this eclectic, interdisciplinary approach is it possible to reach an understanding of why a certain motif is used in psychedelic art.
Quote taken from We Ate the Acid: A Note on Psychedelic Imagery