Jan 16, 2011

Andrew Sullivan's drug-addled readers

Pardon the lack of pictures recently.  My recent travels have left me utterly broke, and I had to borrow money to get enough internet to tide me over until we get paid again and I can buy my customary ridiculously-large data bundle.  Until then (next week sometime) you'll have to be satisfied with text.  For now, here a series Sullivan has been doing on psychedelic experiences (solely for your reading pleasure—of course any and all drug use is utterly wrong and will infect your soul, curve your spine, and keep the country from winning the war).

1. Several encounters with mushrooms (psilocybin).

2. Finding Jesus with LSD.

3. Enduring Ayahuasca.  This is an Amazonian herbal brew containing DMT (dimethoxytryptamine) and an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor).  The MAOI is necessary to make the DMT orally active—otherwise it would just be digested in the stomach.  Probably the most famous part of this experience is the mammoth puking session it involves.

4. Ibogaine.  This cosmic-grade substance lasts for 48 hours (compare for 8-12 for LSD).  Eish.  Not for the unprepared.

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