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The worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream

It’s difficult to know how it will play out, but… it may be only the start of a significant transformation in cultural and scientific attitudes… how the mainstream will handle its trip isn’t clear.

Outside psychedelic usage, more people have had mystical experiences than you might think. From 1962 to 2009 – the last year of available data – the number of Americans who reported a lifetime mystical experience more than doubled to half the population. Psychedelics offer something that few other things can: an experience well beyond what our everyday reality could conceive or expect…

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The worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream
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