The Ketamine
Konundrum

by James Kent


Ketamine is a very odd and intriguing entheogen. It can evoke some of the most powerful spiritually "emergent" states known to humankind, yet it is wholly synthetic, safely injectable, and patented by Parke Davis. Packaged in a sterile glass bottle, and with a chemical structure closely related to that of PCP, Ketamine seems to be in an entirely different ballpark than the warm, earthy, and organic plant teachers we have all come to know and love. But upon further reflection, it may not be as far off base as we think. Take a look at some of the unique issues raised by this remarkable substance, and see why I refer to its very existence as a Konundrum.

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