Thomas B. Roberts is an emeritus professor at Northern Illinois University.

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Psychedelic Drugs Can Deepen Religious Experiences

by Thomas B. Roberts 04-29-2016

Religion can likely benefit from psychedelics, and now clergy can help prove it. Johns Hopkins Medical School’s Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit is recruiting clergy as research volunteers in a study of “entheogens,” which are chemicals, usually derived from plants, that are ingested to produce an altered state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes.