Newsweek: Psilocybin & God

nwkarchivist:

newsweek:

Andrew Sullivan explores:

If you believe, as I do, that we are at root children of God, trapped, as Pascal put it, between being angels and beasts, then there will be moments in our lives when we are closer to being angels and closer to being beasts. In my view, our beastliness, as it were,…

The ancient traditions of religions based on plants are considered strange, even dangerous, by most Western societies, including ours. Psilocybin mushrooms — teonanacatl (“flesh of the gods”) — were worshiped by the Aztecs, but feared by the Spaniards as doorways to the diabolic. The Spanish so thoroughly suppressed the practice that scientists thought the “magic” mushrooms’ very existence was a myth until the ’50s, when outsiders rediscovered them — and their devotees — in rural Mexico.

Newsweek June 15, 1992

[Mushrooms…are awesome. -Caitlin]

Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com
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