‘Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities are giving psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, to ordained ministers in the hopes that they can help provide some answers.’
‘So far, they have enrolled thirteen religious leaders including an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, a Zen Buddhist roshi, an Episcopalian, a Greek Orthodox priest, and a Reform Christian for their FDA-approved clinical trial. (They’re also seeking Catholic priests, Imams, and Hindu priests to join the study.)’ ~ Shelby Hartman: Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science
Sounds like a great joke. Yet it’s true. This is a real study with real prospects of scientific and phenomenological breakthrough. Researchers are taking the Magic Mountain to the Abstinent Muhammad, as the saying kinda goes, creating the potential for a new understanding of the transcendental experience involving hallucinogens-psychotropics-entheogens. Religion and science might cross paths on the field after all.
What a trip!
Let’s see what comes out of it.
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.