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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. jane
    October 10, 2014 @ 3:48 am



  2. Alex
    October 10, 2014 @ 6:42 am

    As far as my own experiences with psychedelics go, I found it wasn't so much a case of having 'good trips' or 'bad trips'; rather, since the trip is so long (around ten to twelve hours with acid) it's more a series of peaks and troughs – a 'good' moment could transform into a 'bad' moment in seconds.

    It was part of the fun, to be honest!


  3. John Seavey
    October 10, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    I'm now really looking forward to what you have to say about Seuling and direct distribution. Not that I haven't been enjoying everything else, but I can't help feeling like direct distribution was a sort of "deal with the devil" for the comic book industry, shifting the risk to a third party at the expense of the public visibility that comics had enjoyed for decades, and I really want to see if you'll get into that at all.


  4. Elizabeth Sandifer
    October 10, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    Not a ton on this pass, but it's something I intend to come back to.


  5. Daru
    February 19, 2015 @ 1:34 am

    "reflecting on the experience, Moore rejected the idea that what he’d experienced was a past life"

    I love this story.

    Having had similar experiences, I pretty much also never took up the idea of 'other lives', which suggests that we move through a linear set of experiences – but for me I'd go for Moore's perspective that there is some kind of unified thing going on.

    Having had my share of experiences, both with substances and without, I can certainly agree that those that were more hair-raising gave me some gifts to learn about myself and the world around me.

    What a beautiful story and thanks for a great essay.


  6. Daru
    February 19, 2015 @ 5:03 am

    I meant to pick up also on these lines that still completely move me to tears when I read them and had me weeping with joy at first reading in my teens:

    "There’s no need. There’s no need for all this fear,”

    “we spend our lives, pressing our bodies against each other, trying to break the surface tension of our skins, to unite in a single gleaming bead… it’s almost as if we know.”


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