The Wall St Journal ran an article today entitled "Go
Ask Alice" on a study conducted by prominent doctors and medical
researchers at Johns Hopkins on the effects of psychedelic mushrooms - aka
psilocybe cubensis. The most interesting takeaway from this
carefully controlled study was the overwhelmingly positive experiences the
majority of participants reported. To quote the WSJ:
A third of the participants said the experience with psilocybin was the single most significant experience of their lives, and an additional 38% rated it among their top five such experiences -- akin to, say, the birth of a first child or the death of a parent. This was the first known study of psychedelic drugs since 1962.