Mystical magic mushroom experience not God in a pill

Magic mushrooms taken by hippies do produce mystical experiences, but they should not be confused with faith, a theologian says.

In a recently published study, more than 60 per cent of research subjects who were given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms described the experience as mystical and profound.

But critics of the study say the manufactured spiritual feeling from magic mushrooms should not be confused with a true spiritual experience.