Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Systematic study of magic mushroom

What do you do with 36 unsuspecting volunteer and a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms? You do the kind of research that lands a paper in the journal of Psychopharmacology. From the article: "Two months later, 24 of the participants filled out a questionnaire. Two-thirds called their reaction to psilocybin one of the five top most meaningful experiences of their lives. On another measure, one-third called it the most spiritually significant experience of their lives, with another 40 percent ranking it in the top five. About 80 percent said that because of the psilocybin experience, they still had a sense of well-being or life satisfaction that was raised either "moderately" or "very much."