No one can give a first-person report on what it’s like to die, but near-death experiences and drug trips could offer us a glimpse beyond the veil.
Every night, we experience an altered state of consciousness called dreaming. Could we harness this power to boost our mental health?
At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, symptoms persist despite treatment. Could psilocybin – the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms – help to put an end to depression by ‘rebooting’ the brain?