Nikki Wyrd enjoys helping people communicate their thoughts. She is a director of the charity ‘Breaking Convention’ (a biennial conference on psychedelics), Editor of the Psychedelic Press Journal, runs The Universe Machine publishing house, and works as a freelance proofreader/copyeditor; her assistance is found in most of the notable psychedelic books of recent years. With Julian Vayne, she co-authored The Book of Baphomet, which beautifully blends scientific rationale with magickal actions. She has a growing reputation as an inspirational retreat leader. Her past roles include British Isles Section Head of the Chaos Magic order The Illuminates of Thanateros, Ecology graduate, bass player in an all-women punk band, and single mother. She lives on the island currently known as Britain.