Monday, January 16, 2006
Benny Shannon is a researcher devoting his life to the study of ayahuasca (a psychedelic plant brew) and the psychology of altered states of consciousness. I loved his book The Antipodes of Mind. No one knows for sure why people taking this chemical so often see beings from a parallel universe and ornate sparkling palaces. I discuss this further in my own book Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves.