1. Monday, July 17, 2006

    shrooms are good for you? 


    John Hopkins Discovers that People Enjoy Illegal Mushrooms

    More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a “full mystical experience.”

    “Many of the volunteers in our study reported, in one way or another, a direct, personal experience of the “beyond,” said Roland Griffiths, a professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore who led the study.

    A third said the experience was the single most spiritually significant of their lifetimes. Many likened it to the birth of their first child or the death of a parent.

    And the effects lingered.

    rest of the article is here

    Wall Street Journal article here