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Shroom by Andy Letcher
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Jul 03, 2012

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Read from August 13 to September 06, 2012

A measured, academic, and critical review of the history of psychedelic mushroom use, both alleged ancient and recent. The last couple chapters profiling two of the most famous, yet insufferable, "psychonauts" (Timothy Leary & Terrance McKenna) did wonders to turn me off ever having any personal experiences with the culture of shroom use. But it was an interesting critique of shroom myth vs. shroom fact, and a nicely removed armchair understanding of what the whole thing's about. That's enough for me.

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