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Single dose of magic mushrooms “may create lasting personality change”

After a single dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, lasting personality changes in volunteers occurred that were larger in magnitude than changes typically observed in healthy adults over decades of life experiences, say Johns Hopkins researchers who are studying the effects of magic mushrooms. Their study, appearing in theJournal of Psychopharmacology, notes that after the age […]

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Magic mushrooms a hit with cancer patients




Psilocybin, an hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms, can effectively and safely improve the moods of patients with advanced-stage cancer who are also suffering anxiety, claims a new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry. It is the first study of its kind to be published in more than 35 years. The researchers say that patients […]




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Quantifying A Mystical Experience: Hallucinogenic Research Gets To Grips With Spirituality




Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that an active agent contained in “sacred mushrooms” can induce strikingly similar mystical experiences in different subjects; and the experiences seem to be descriptively identical to spontaneous epiphanies that people have reported for centuries. Preempting accusations of pseudoscience due to the nature and subject matter under investigation, the researchers […]




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