Link for this Post: "Mushrooms and mysticism" by Mark Kleiman in the Huffington Post
According to this post with many comments by Mark Kleiman. Professor of Policy Studies at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Kleiman teaches methods of policy analysis, political philosophy, and drug abuse and crime control policy. He comments in today’s Huffington Post:.
There’s now good scientific support for the claim that psilocybin, the active agent in "magic" mushrooms, has a better-than-even chance of generating a full-blown mystical experience in properly selected and prepared subjects.
Kleiman takes off on the idea and many comment at the blog link at the top of this post.