Mind soars on mushrooms, believed key to mental ills
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated December 9, 1960 partially reads, "Lights burst like giant starshells and then splash over the room to illuminate it with shafts of vivid color. The mind is disembodied and soars with unshackled freedom. But conscience continues and the person experiencing the thrill is aware of his environs and is coherent and responsive in his conversation. This is the beginning of an hallucinogenic experience incited by a mushroom. Riker Laboratories, Inc., a drug research and production firm at 19901 Nordhoff St., Northridge, has learned first-hand the amazing properties of the mushroom." Photograph caption reads, "Mushroom-fed cat is a living transmitter. Mrs. Carl J. Bell holds Honey. Jim Shryle gets reading."
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