July 11, 2021

Magic Mushrooms are Magical

Holy Mushrooms Batman!

This article is not a joke...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

This feels like a third graders book report. I'm sure glad Reuters doesn't stereotype. I mean it must be a fact that Native Americans and hippies are the only kinds of people who ingest "magic mushrooms."

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

I think Reuters just loves the word mystical. It's like something hippies would say. Wow man, that's groovy.

"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.

Roland Griffiths sounds like he wears a bowtie and extra thick black rimmed glasses. Not the stylish kind though. Do you think Roland G. tried mushrooms? I guess only if he falls into one of two categories. Yep, you guessed it. 1. Native American 2. Hippie

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.

Wow. That's pretty powerful. If I ever did drugs, I might be able to agree. At least to a certain extent. Maybe mushrooms can open you up, relax your defenses, and make you see things on another level. But that would be if I ever did drugs.

And the effects lingered.

Two months after getting the drug, 79 percent of the volunteers said they felt a moderately or greatly increased well-being or life satisfaction, according to the report published in the journal Psychopharmacology.

Yeah man, that's cool.

Griffiths said the drug might be used to treat addiction as well as severe pain or depression.

Pretty trippy. So now people suffering from addicition might just be tripping balls instead. And people who are severly depressed might be happy and high all the time. If you're in severe pain, you should do whatever the fuck you can to not be in severe pain. If that means eating mushrooms then do it. I bet in capsule form they don't taste so bad.

Griffiths and colleagues tested 36 healthy, educated volunteers who all reported they had active spiritual lives, the idea being that spiritual people would be less troubled by the drug's effects.

Maybe it's just that a spiritual person is more open to the idea of allowing the mushrooms to act as a conduit to open them up? Call it a hunch, but sometimes spiritual people take mind altering substances to get to another place. At least that's what I've read.

Griffiths said he did not want to be accused of working like Timothy Leary, the former Harvard University psychologist best known for his 1960s experiments with LSD, another mind-altering drug.

Yeah but your drugs are natural man. You're natural. Don't worry man. And who cares? You are dealing with mind-altering substances. Get over it.

Posted by jamye at July 11, 2021 07:35 PM