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The Link Between Psychedelics, God Encounters, and Mental Health

New research suggests having a mystical experience may have long-lasting benefits

Illustration: Clay Hickson

On the subreddit r/LSD, a user recently posed a question to the 249,000-strong community of dedicated psychonauts: “Is God real?”




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