Tuesday, October 6, 2015

CBC Tapestry - Taking the Grim out of the Grim Reaper

While I was on my beach walk, on Sunday, I was listening to a really great broadcast on CBC's Tapestry, which is one of my favorite among many of the great shows that air on CBC.

The episode can be found here and talks about the psilocybin study being conducted at New York University. For those of you who are not aware, psilocybin is the active ingredient in Magic Mushrooms, it is a hallucinogenic and it is currently being studied for it's potential medical use, including it's use in terminal cancer patients facing existential distress.

One of the aspects that they touched upon during the episode was "Can Psychedelic drugs help ease the fear of death?'  It was interesting! They spoke with some of the participants that took part in the study.

While listening, I couldn't help but think of the shamans who guide people through their own experiences while they travel deep within the depths of their consciousness.

You can stream the entire episode here. 

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