Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances
Did the CIA really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique? Was Santa Claus really inspired by a hallucinogenic mushroom from Siberia? How can MDMA (Ecstasy) help people recover from trauma? Science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for centuries: psychedelics have transformative healing properties.
Many psychedelic plants and substances have a long history of being incorporated into various healing traditions -- such as cannabis in Traditional Chinese Medicine and ayahuasca in Peru. Magic Medicine explores the fascinating history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their growing inclusion modern medicine, science, and culture.