Scientists are taking a second look at so-called magic mushrooms, a staple of 1960s hippie culture, to see if they do open a pathway to the divine.
Or, failing that, to help with addictions or terminally ill patients fighting depression and anxiety.
The active ingredient in the mushrooms is the psilocybin, a hallucinogen.
"This is a class of compounds, the classical hallucinogens, for which research has been in the deep freeze for about 40 years," said Dr. Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
His new study was published Tuesday by the journal Psychopharmacology ...