Susan Blackmore

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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”."