> Lots of folk who seek death out because of illness
> seek out ways to come to terms with death, and
> many find a sense of spirituality that goes beyond
> what they may read in books or have told to them
> from spiritual advisers or doctors or even those
> who have been quite close to others who have died.
> Death is directly ahead in someone's horizon, and
> it becomes their choice on how to meet it head on
> rather than try to turn away from the inevitable.
"In the original study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, psilocybin produced immediate, substantial, and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression and led to decreases in cancer-related demoralization and hopelessness, improved spiritual wellbeing, and increased quality of life. At the final 6.5-month follow-up assessment, psilocybin was associated with enduring antianxiety and antidepressant effects. Approximately 60 to 80 percent of participants continued with clinically significant reductions in depression or anxiety, sustained benefits in existential distress and quality of life, and improved attitudes toward death."