George Carlin’s Take On Psychedelics

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Carlin credited the use of psychedelic drugs with helping him define a true target audience.

Did you know? In a recent study, it was confirmed that “magic mushrooms,” or psilocybin, are the safest hallucinogenic drug one can consume. The most dangerous? Synthetic cannabis – not to be confused with unaltered organically-grown cannabis. The finding piqued an abundance of interest, as John Hopkins University has conducted several studies with clinically depressed patients who were willing to take psilocybin (the active ingredient of magic mushrooms). As The Guardian reports, the two studies concluded that a single dose of psilocybin can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six months — if not longer.

It is now becoming less taboo to discuss the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of experimenting with psychedelic drugs, which is why political comedian George Carlin’s thoughts on the matter are so interesting. In a segment recorded before his death, Carlin talked about a point in his comedy career where he realized he was directing his message to the wrong people. After experimenting with LSD and mescaline in the late 1960’s, he was struck with the realization that his audience primarily included close-minded individuals of the war generation. Shortly after changing his comedy style, he began attracting crowds of young, open-minded people who wanted to spark a revolution and change the world for a better.

Essentially, psychedelic drug use preceded his entrance into the mainstream culture, where he used his platform to “wake up” millions of people. Carlin firmly believed that drugs like magic mushrooms open one’s mind, allowing them to perceive and accept greater truths.

Said Carlin:

“Hallucinogens are value changers, so is marijuana. Like it or not, it changes your values. It opens up your windows, doors of perceptions was what Aldous Huxley called them. You see things differently and I suddenly was able to see my place and realize I was in the wrong place.”

Watch the segment below:

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