Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Extracting Wind From Sails

In Western culture, Schultes's discoveries influenced writers who considered hallucinogens as the gateways to self-discovery, such as Aldous Huxley, William Burroughs and Carlos Castaneda.[1][5] Although he contributed to the psychedelic era with his discoveries, he personally disdained its proponents: dismissing drug guru and fellow Harvard professor Timothy Leary for being so little versed in hallucinogenic species that he misspelled the Latin names of the plants.[1]

 When William Burroughs described his ayahuasca visions as an earth-shaking metaphysical experience, Schultes famously replied, "That's funny, Bill, all I saw was colors."[1][4][5]

(Wikipedia on Schultes and psychoactive plants)

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