As you probably know, Johns Hopkins has been conducting various experiments using psilocybin–aka magic mushrooms–for a while now, and the results have been astounding. Their research has shown that even single doses of the hallucinogenic substance can result in profound spiritual experiences and can help ease cancer patients’ fears about death. But as with any psychedelic experience, there’s always the risk of things taking a dark turn. That’s why the Hopkins researchers at the heart of the study have taken extra care to make sure the experiments’ set and setting encourage a sense of spiritual well-being and keep the bad trip vibes at bay. How best to do that? With a totally chill music mix, of course.
While in their controlled tripping environment, Hopkins study participants listen to Bach, Louis Armstrong, and the Gipsy Kings, as well as spiritual music ranging from 19th century choral chants to Hindu temple music. Oh, and Enya, of course. The tripping playlist, which you can listen to on this awesome YouTube mix, was taken from a Reddit AMA with a former study participant. It makes good September morning listening, even if you’re not currently having a profound drug experience. Enjoy.
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