Psychedelic spirituality: inside a growing… religious movement
On this Sunday, Pastor… held up two potted plants that can be brewed into that bitter mind-altering beverage. “They are guiding us,” he preached, “into something ineffable…” …it was there that I was greeted… holding two giant clear plastic bags stuffed full of magic mushrooms.
Some of these churches and gatherings are cautiously coming out of the closet… as some work to medicalize and others lobby to legalize psychedelics, a third movement argues that constitutional guarantees for the freedom of religion already allow Americans to alter their consciousness by any means necessary… so far, the federal government and the courts have only gone along with this cognitive freedom argument in very limited cases… fellowship is a “multi-sacrament church,” meaning that its offerings include ayahuasca, mushrooms, LSD and changa, a smokable short-acting mixture that contains DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca tea.
Original Article (San Francisco Examiner):
Psychedelic spirituality: Inside a growing Bay Area religious movement
Artwork Fair Use: Dr. Hans-Günter Wagner