Are you a spiritual leader? Take shrooms for science

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks religious and spiritual leaders to participate in a research study on psilocybin and mystical experience.

Psilocybin, a substance found in certain "sacred mushrooms," has been reported to occasion unitive and mystical experiences. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are studying the effects of psilocybin and wish to do so with the expertise of religious leaders or teachers of congregations and spiritual communities.

Leaders from all traditions are invited to volunteer. Participants will receive psilocybin in day-long contemplative sessions conducted by trained, supportive staff in a comfortable, living-room-like setting.

"Religious Leader Study" (, thanks Doug Rushkoff!)