Dreaming of Electric Kool-Aid

Why have writers throughout history found their muse in drugs?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Writers throughout history: Lewis, de Quincey, Thompson, Dick, Stevenson

As a student, it’s likely you have either heard this or something similar: “I was so high when I wrote that paper. I can’t believe I got an A.” Or, “I got high and then all of a sudden I had this massive epiphany!”

Debates have long raged over whether drugs trigger concepts and ideas that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred under normal circumstances. (read more)

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