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Magic Mushrooms

Recently, scientists have discovered that hallucinogenic drugs developed from certain mushrooms that grow wild in Wales can give a mystical experience with life-changing effects. "They say that there is no difference between drug-induced mystical experiences and the spontaneous religious ones that believers have reported for centuries. They are 'descriptively identical.'" Thirty volunteers attended two eight-hour drug sessions that were spaced two months apart. "In more than 60 per cent of cases the experience qualified as a 'full mystical experience' based on established psychological scales, the researchers say. Some likened it to the importance of the birth of their first child or the death of a parent." The effects of the experience lasted for at least two months [Hmmm - about as long as the salvation experience of some]. Researchers are looking into ways to use the drug for depression and other psychological problems. We can only hope that the drug is not released to churches. It could be the new church-growth inducement.