Does the Baha'i Faith Allow Spiritual Medicine?


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I just read an about a recently published study involving the mystical potential of psilocybin. The study, done at Johns Hopkins University, showed significant spiritual benefit from the use of the psychedelic drug psilocybin.

Similar versions of this article ran in the Boston Globe and other major newspapers around the world. The actual study was published in the medical journal Psychopharmacology.

Considering the medical/spiritual benefits of psilocybin are Baha'is allowed to take psilocybin mushrooms?
Hello Dyno..

Dyno asked:

Are Baha'is allowed to take psilocybin mushrooms?

My comment:

The answer is pretty straight forward...

The use of drugs is strictlly forbidden in the Baha'i Faith:

"Heroin, hashish and other derivatives of cannabis such as marijuana, as well as hallucinogenic agents such as LSD, peyote and similar substances, are regarded as falling under this prohibition."

Drugs are only permitted if there is a valid medical reason for them and they are prescribed by a physician.

- Art