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Scientists get religious leaders high on magic mushroom compound

They’ve brought together a few rabbis, some Catholic, Orthodox and Presbyterian priests, and a Zen Buddhist to see if doses of psilocybin might enhance their religious fervor.

“Generally, people seem to be getting a deeper appreciation of their own religious heritage. The dead dogma comes alive for them in a meaningful way. They discover they really believe this stuff they’re talking about,” Richards told the Guardian. In our most alone moments, we surely acknowledge the almost limitless depths of our imperfections. It’s inevitable, then, that science will use everything at hand to see whether we can be helped to see the light.

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Scientists get religious leaders high on magic mushroom compound
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