I think the psychedelic path is sometimes the easiest path

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THE GOD CAPSULE is the clever term ap­plied to a hit of LSD in “The God Cap­sule: Can Psy­che­delics Prove a Bi­o­log­ical Basis for Spir­i­tu­ality?” An ar­ticle by Alexander Za­itchik (No­vember 8, 2017), it ad­dresses the psy­che­delic path and its ef­fects of LSD on the human meat system. In it, David Nutt, co-director of the Beckley-Imperial Col­lege psy­che­delic re­search pro­gram in London, states:

“Our psy­che­delic imaging studies show a strong as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween ex­pe­ri­ences of god and a break­down in ac­tivity linking the pos­te­rior cin­gu­late cortex to the frontal brain re­gions. READ MORE

dock ellis and the psychedelic no-hitter (or ellis in wonderland)

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I GREW UP HEARING the re­frain “Base­ball and Bal­lan­tine” sung on end­less com­mer­cials while watching Phillies games on tele­vi­sion in North­eastern Penn­syl­vania in the early ’60s. Bal­lan­tine was a local brewery and its beer was very af­ford­able and very pop­ular. They spon­sored the broad­cast of the games be­cause and what goes better to­gether than beer and base­ball? READ MORE