LSD causes euphoria, increased body temperature and hallucinations where some or all of the senses are distorted.
During the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used more for psychotherapy than recreation. Between 1950 and 1965, many were treated with LSD for alcoholism, depression, schizophrenia, autism and homosexuality.
Shaman in ayahuasca ceremony, Ecuador.
Humans have a desire to transcend everyday existence. So laws banning psychoactive substances are on a hiding to nothing.
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Open your mind.
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