James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey

James Jeffrey is a freelance journalist and writer. He previously served in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan with the British Army. You can follow him on Twitter @jrfjeffrey.

Trauma and the Psychedelic Renaissance

Trauma and the Psychedelic Renaissance

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the wildly imaginative British writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley are increasingly finding common ground. In 1954, Huxley published The Doors of Perception, a short monograph detailing his psychedelic experiences on mescaline the previous May, and the book became a bible for the

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
Health
Starvation and Ethnic Cleansing Stalk Ethiopia

Starvation and Ethnic Cleansing Stalk Ethiopia

“Forgetful of the world, by whom they were forgotten,” wrote eminent 18th-century British historian Edward Gibbon of the “Aethiopians” as they “slept near a thousand years.” Ethiopia remains the only African country not colonised—its rugged mountainous terrain kept out intruders and helped to preserve one of Africa’s most

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
Africa
Moral Injury and the Battle against COVID-19

Moral Injury and the Battle against COVID-19

When Odysseus journeyed to the Underworld in search of advice about how to return home safely, he dug a trench into which he poured libations mixed with blood from the throats of a ram and a ewe to summon the dead. As his fallen comrades from the Trojan War began

James Jeffrey
James Jeffrey
COVID-19