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Psychedelics and Virtual Reality Make a Trendy but Illegal Therapy

People have been altering their perceptions of reality for as long as there have been people, and in 2017, the newest and oldest tools for human transcendence are coming together: lately we’re eating psychedelic mushrooms to heighten or otherwise enhance our experience of virtual reality. The relationship between people and psychedelic substances dates all the way back to prehistoric times. In his book Food of the Gods, notorious ethnobotanist and cultural critic Terence McKenna lays out his “stoned ape” theory of evolution, hypothesizing that hallucinogenic mushrooms were — back in the day — a staple food item, readily available from the ground. ….[READ]