From People on Psychedelics
Susan Blackmore (born 29 July 1951) is an English freelance writer, lecturer, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, perhaps best known for her book The Meme Machine.
- "I take illegal drugs for inspiration"
- "Psychedelic drugs don’t fit any of the common stereotypes – that dangerous equals addictive, or that therapeutic equals safe. The ultimate psychedelic, whose discoverer is fit and well at a hundred years old, is LSD. This extraordinary chemical, with its structural similarity to serotonin, is certainly dangerous, for it can induce terror and psychotic-like states. It is also therapeutic. Not only can it induce mystical experiences, but can treat neurosis and alleviate pain and fear in the terminally ill. We may be wasting a potential “wonder drug”."