Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance

  title={Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance},
  author={R. Griffiths and W. A. Richards and U. McCann and R. Jesse},
  • R. Griffiths, W. A. Richards, +1 author R. Jesse
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • RationaleAlthough psilocybin has been used for centuries for religious purposes, little is known scientifically about its acute and persisting effects.ObjectivesThis double-blind study evaluated the acute and longer-term psychological effects of a high dose of psilocybin relative to a comparison compound administered under comfortable, supportive conditions.Materials and methodsThe participants were hallucinogen-naïve adults reporting regular participation in religious or spiritual activities… CONTINUE READING
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