"I know who I was when I got up (his morning, hue I must have been changed several tunes since then."

Lewis Carrol V At ice in Wonderland

A sizable number of seeds, trees, leaves, vines, cacti and fungi are psychedelic resources. More than 100 species are known iu the Western Hemisphere, about 20 in. the Eastern, and more will be discovered each year by ethno botanists. Add to this scores of synthetic psychedelies, produced particularly» in the last 20- years. Project 2,000 possible combinations and rearrangements of molecules of the amphetamine psyehedelies alone, man} of them capable of dramatically altering the functioning of the 12 billion cell human brain network.

There's no question that psyehedelies have had, and will continue to have, a large effect on the development of human perception and values. They may be the source of mankind's deepest and most persistent yearning to find answers to cosmic questions and to discover the Kingdom of Heaven within. Societies both tribal and technological go through accelerated evolutionary change after psyehedelies are introduced. We are seeing it happen in our lifetime-on a larger scale than ever before.

There is archaeological evidence that people have been expanding their consciousness with psychedelic substances for as many as 35 centuries. But it was the accidental discovery of an awesome new semisynthetic mind drug only a generation ago that rocked Western society to its roots

The discovery of LSD in 1943 turned the key in the ignition of the psychedelic era as surely as fissioning the atom opened up the ajomic age, but a decade passed before it was really noticeable. The true beginning was 1953. Iu that one pivotal year, R. Gordon Wasson anil his wife confirmed the existence of a surviving magic mushroom cult in Mexico. William Burroughs drank the hallucinogenic yage brew in the Upper Amazon and wrote to Allen Ginsberg, who rushed down to try it.. Aldous Huxley was turned on to mescaline by Dr. Humphry Osmond, who was preparing to test the psychoactive properties of the morning-glory seed, an ancient psychedelic, back in Canada. American military intelligence was performing clandestine research (Project Bluebird/ Artichoke) on psyehedelies as possible agents in psychological and chemical warfare. It was at this time, too, that psychiatric researchers, many of whom had by then taken LSD and mescaline themselves instead of simply administering the drugs to their mental-patient subjects, began moving away from the


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