John Hopkins Discovers that People Enjoy Illegal Mushrooms
More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full mystical experience."
"Many of the volunteers in our study reported, in one way or another, a direct, personal experience of the "beyond," said Roland Griffiths, a professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore who led the study.
A third said the experience was the single most spiritually significant of their lifetimes. Many likened it to the birth of their first child or the death of a parent.