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Re: books elevate the mind??

Surely  the officials who held the "trials" were the ones who had been
eating the rye bread?!?!
;-) Raven Murie

On 7/3/98 Chax wrote, forwarding a message from another list:
> One historic example of this phenomenon, scientists now believe, is the
> madness that prevailed in the late 1600s in Salem, Mass., where ergot,
>a hallucinogenic fungus, infected the rye crops that went into rye bread.
> Ergot contains lysergic acid, a key compound of the hallucinogenic drug
> LSD. This tiny fungus and its wild effects on the rye-bread-eating
>women  may have led to the Salem witch trials.

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