The spiritual effects of psilocybin, a hallucinogen naturally occurring in certain mushrooms, appears to have long-lasting benefits. Test subjects report an "increased sense of well being" 14 months after being given a controlled dose.
John Hopkins researchers screened candidates for psychological fitness, spiritual disposition, and overall education. Subjects were supervised during the event, and provided counseling following the test.
Protocols have been developed for future tests, and applications for “magic mushrooms” include - ironically - combating drug addiction.