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In this week's City Paper: Psychedelic experiments, a deeper look at the DOJ report, and more

In this week's City Paper: Psychedelic experiments, a deeper look at the DOJ report, and more
This week's cover incorporates an illustration by outsider artist Zane Campbell of Elkton, MD. The drawing, provided by Travis Kitchens, is Zane's rendering of a psychedelic research study volunteer in the customary eye mask and headphones used to concentrate the experience inward. Zane's work will be featured in "Yum! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food," beginning October 2016 at the American Visionary Art Museum. (Zane Campbell)

"It may be surprising to learn that the most striking, profound, and well-documented religious and mystical experiences are happening every week inside of a research center at Bayview in East Baltimore, rather than inside of a church or synagogue." This is a quote from this week's cover story, which centers on psychedelic research, religion, and the work of John C. Lilly. Along with that are stories on the transcendent music and arts festival Fields Festival (which will mostly certainly have a lot of people on drugs) and a column from Kate Drabinski about altered states that do not require psychedelics. Here's a rundown of the issue:

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