Drugs and the Meaning of Life

Drugs and the Meaning of Life

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of...
Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression

Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression

THE GIST Psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, shuts down parts of the brain that are responsible for regulating a sense of self. In controlled settings, the drug may be a useful therapeutic tool for treating depression, anxiety and other...
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