Acid Test

Albert Hoffman died this week. It was seventy years ago when he discovered LSD and sixty-five years ago when he (accidentally) became the first person to go on an acid trip. He lived to the ripe old age of 102.

While God and I talked about that, she admitted that a lot of religious inspiration through the years has been more the result of being touched by drugs than by being touched by an angel. The right mushroom or just enough ergot, when you’re not expecting it, can be a real epiphany.

We got off onto a general discussion of spiritual revelation. She acknowledged that she connects with people in a wide variety of ways, but said that only a small fraction of what’s been attributed to her, should actually have been. The rest of it can be chalked up to such diverse things as alcohol and other drugs, chemical imbalances in the brain, and really good, or even really bad, sex.

The gist of it seemed to be that along with sausages and laws, it’s best to not look too closely at how religious revelations are made.

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