Wednesday, May 24, 2006
One of the AlterNet headline stories this morning is an interview with a fellow doing research into psilocybin and its effects on anxiety in persons with end stage cancer. Not so heavy on the results side but an interesting discussion that leads to other studies (traumatic stress and OCD) with other hallucinogens, use of these drugs in certain church practices and a recent U.S. Supreme Court unanimous decision allowing this use. Mentioned Huxley's belief that use of LSD among world leaders would alter the path of this world in significantly productive ways. I always knew there was a reason I liked Huxley. Brief mentions of recreational use of these drugs in 60s, 70s & 80s & how it changed one's relationships forever.I definitely agree. One's concept of the world and how to exist in it are not the same post-LSD and will be permanently altered. Of course, there are always those people whose brains cannot incorporate what they experience, and those are usually the ones who dominate any discussion of such drugs.
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