The Nice Married Couple Who Inspired People to Shroom

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Although Gordon and Valentina Wasson didn’t discover magic mushrooms, they were one of their most vocal popularisers. Calling them “entheogenic” — a substance that makes you feel like you’re in the presence of divine beings — they encountered the mushrooms on a trip to Mexico, where their effects had been known for centuries. Apparently, the CIA knew about them too; they covertly funded the trip through one of the other members, perhaps knowing the Wassons would publicise their existence.
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