Well, not sure i agree with you on this one Mqurice.....
for a number of reasons.
first i offer once again verse from the Wisdom of Sirach (chapter 38)
38:4The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. 38:5 Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?
38:6 And he hath given men skill, that he might be honoured in his marvellous works.
38:7 With such doth he heal men, and taketh away their pains.
38:8 Of such doth the apothecary make a confection; and of his works there is no end; and from him is peace over all the earth,
ayahuasca is a brew made from combining two different plants. it is unknown exactly how the natives figured out how the two together would work -- unless you accept their explanation: "the forest told them."
many people have testified to having life altering (for the better) experiences.
Mullis details his experiences synthesizing and testing various psychedelic amphetamines and a difficult trip onDET in his autobiography. In a Q&A interview published in the September, 1994, issue ofCalifornia Monthly, Mullis said, "Back in the 1960s and early '70s I took plenty ofLSD. A lot of people were doing that in Berkeley back then. And I found it to be a mind-opening experience. It was certainly much more important than any courses I ever took." During a symposium held for centenarianAlbert Hofmann, "Hofmann revealed that he was told by Nobel-prize-winning chemist Kary Mullis that LSD had helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction that helps amplify specific DNA sequences." Replying to his own postulate during an interview for BBC'sPsychedelic Science documentary, "What if I had not taken LSD ever; would I have still invented PCR?" He replied, "I don't know. I doubt it. I seriously doubt it."
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