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Messiah Apprehended at Heathrow by Reverend Nemu

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THE PREFACE TO SCIENCE REVEALED   To the Manic Messianic Man, Clinical stages of type 3 [Jerusalem Syndrome] • Anxiety, agitation, nervousness and tension, plus other unspecified reactions. • Declaration of the desire to split away from the group or the family and to tour Jerusalem alone… • A need to be clean and pure: obsession with taking baths and showers; compulsive fingernail and toenail cutting. • Preparation, often with the aid of hotel bed-linen, of a long, ankle-length, toga-like gown, which is always white. • The need to scream, shout, or sing out loud psalms, verses from the Bible, religious hymns or spirituals… • A...

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The Political Science of Psychedelics

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When various State governments and international bodies made d-Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and numerous other psychedelic drugs, illegal in the mid-1960s, they single-handedly ended medical research and, apparently, politicised the psychedelic experience. Now, after a 40 year hiatus, human research with psychedelic drugs has tentatively begun again. But is the psychedelic experience any less political now than it was then? And, moreover, who has the right to dictate how the subjective effects of these substances are understood? To answer these questions, it is first necessary to return to the heyday of psychedelic research. The discovery of the psychoactive properties of...

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