Saturday, July 23, 2016

Art and science …

… How William Burroughs's drug experiments helped neurology research | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

“Hallucinogenic molecules could open up frightening new vistas of exploration and if Burroughs was right, my trip to the Amazon would lead me to unimagined cures. I wanted to see whether yagé could infuse my monochromatic research canvas and open up vivid new scientific perspectives,” he writes in the memoir, which has just been published by Notting Hill Editions.
The author of this piece refers to yagé as a narcotic. I do not believe that is correct.

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