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.