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The man who wants to give Israelis and Palestinians MDMA to make peace

If Israelis and Palestinians instead of slaughtering each other, all sat down together and took MDMA would they resolve their differences? This phrase may sound like a bad joke, but it is the vision of a man who wants to legalize psychedelic drugs to treat mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Rick Doblin at age 70 looks like a hippie nostalgist, but according to him “there is a history of psychedelic stimulation of the individual's spirituality in all cultures… The ancient Greeks had the longest ceremony we know: the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were practiced for about 2,000 years and included psychedelic drugs. They were then eliminated by the Catholic Church in the 4th century because they were in competition with it. So I ask you: If you could have your own direct experience of spirituality, why do you need all these priests?' In an interview he gave to the “Guardian” newspaper, he described how he managed to convince states – such as Australia – to consider legalizing […]
Source: News Beast

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