January 9, 2002

Is Taking a Psychedelic an Act of Sedition?
The March-April 2002 issue of Tikkun Magazine has an interesting article by Charles Hayes in which he explores cognitive liberty and psychedelics. His article examines the multiplicity of possible individual and social contexts for taking psychedelics, and some of the possible meanings of the act post 9/11.

The disturbances of September 11 have sent us reeling, driving many to seek relief from anxiety and depression through socially-sanctioned psychotropics such as Prozac, Xanax, and alcohol. But some of the so-called psychedelic drugs (cannabis, LSD, peyote, psilocybin, ayahuasca, and MDMA or Ecstasy), targets of America's deeply misguided War on Drugs, could have a more profound and healthful effect, if used responsibly. . . >> Read More

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