a couple of slightly related things.
first of all, the book Island by Aldous Huxley is phenomenal. it talks about a utopian society on an island in the pacific in the 60’s, and one of the key elements of that society is the spiritual enlightenment provided by mushrooms. highly recommended.
second of all, this relates more to the discussion earlier in this thread about pseudoscience, i’ve come across a really good, unbiased and objective look at various kinds of pseudoscience:
if you get an idea of what i mean by the difference between ‘real’ science and pseudoscience, this is the book to read. PM me if you want me to send you an e-book version.