Anthroposophia : A Different Kind of Love Story: One Woman's Psilocybin Experience
Sandy Lundahl lies on a couch, her eyes covered with a dark cloth mask and listening to classical music. An hour earlier, she had swallowed two blue capsules containing close to 30 milligrams of psilocybin, the primary active chemical in Psilocybe cubensis and other "magic" mushrooms. Two experienced guides are with her: Mary Cosimano, a clinical social worker, and William "Bill" Richards, a scholar of comparative religion and a research and clinical psychologist. He's sitting cross-legged on the carpet in front of the couch, ready to help Lundahl--to help her remain focused on the scenes unfolding behind the mask. Lundahl's first psychedelic experience is taking place in the heart of the Behavioral Biology Research Center building at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus in Southeast Baltimore. She's taking part in the first study of its kind since the early '70s--a rigorous, scientific attempt to determine if drugs like psilocybin can facilitate life-changing, transformative mystical experiences.
- Electronic book text
- 13 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States