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The Psilocybin Solution: The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning
by Simon G. Powell
Park Street Press 
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Reviewed by D. Slattery, 7/15/2012

...this reads as a wonder tale, a once-upon-a-time narrative, deeply personal, effervescent tale of the adventures of an enthusiast in a psilocybinetic state of mind. The narrative voice avoids the inflation one sometimes hears in ‘the tale that must be told;’ the story is delivered with a pocketful of wry at every turn….

...Powell describes a state of informational flooding with psilocybin, resulting in the coalescence of new information patterns in the form of the constellation of the Other, and of “highly similar mythical images and symbols full of meaning and associative power.” These highly condensed units of information organize themselves in linguistic structures….

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Originally Published In : The Psychedelics & Language site (date of original review unknown)

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