A Medicine for Melancholy: How Magic Mushrooms Can Teach Us To Tell Ourselves New Stories.
The mind, as every writer knows too well, is an excellent servant but a terrible master. Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is helping sufferers from depression, anxiety, and addiction. But it also holds out hope for those of us (especially writers) haunted by the existential blues — the is-that-all-there-is? feeling that nothing means anything. (Part Three of a multi-part essay. Part Two, “’I is an Other’: The Self is a Gothic Fiction,” is here.)