Spirituality

Michael Pollan explains why psychedelic drugs are the ultimate meal for your mind

“Before I started writing about food, my focus was really on the human relationship to plants,” Pollan explained “Not only do plants nourish us bodily—they nourish us psychologically.”

The various crackdowns on witches, many of whom use psychedelic drugs, should go under that rubric of a drug war. Drug wars are always with us. You can’t really study psychedelics without considering some big, existential questions. “I don’t think of myself as a spiritual person. In fact, I’m kind of spiritually retarded. But I am at a period in life when you start thinking about some of these issues. The first thing you learn about consciousness is that nobody knows shit about consciousness. It could be any number of things. Physicists speculate that it’s a property of the universe like matter and energy. This is a pretty wild idea. But they also believe there are seven other dimensions that we’re not aware of, occupying our universe right alongside this one.

Original Article (Mother Jones):
Michael Pollan explains why psychedelic drugs are the ultimate meal for your mind
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