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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 99-102
Psychopharmacological dinner: A metaphoric learning of psychedelics from gustatory revelations of a pillbox

1 Department of Pharmacology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur, Patan, India
3 Department of ENT, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur, Patan, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, GMERS Medical College, Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India

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Date of Web Publication19-Jan-2016

How to cite this article:
Khilnani G, Thaddanee R, Khilnani AK, Pathak RR. Psychopharmacological dinner: A metaphoric learning of psychedelics from gustatory revelations of a pillbox. Indian J Psychiatry 2016;58:99-102

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Khilnani G, Thaddanee R, Khilnani AK, Pathak RR. Psychopharmacological dinner: A metaphoric learning of psychedelics from gustatory revelations of a pillbox. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 25];58:99-102. Available from:


Ms. Sufentanyl, a charming "China girl," and Ms. Mescaline, the cute Mexican lady, were invited by Mr. Marijuana at a dinner in "Chinese restaurant" in an "angel dusty" evening. Ms. Mescaline felt "ecstatic" and "Echo de la pensee" and on the occasion she "DRESS"ed herself with "heavenly blue" frock and adorned her eyes with mascara of "belladonna." Ms. Sufentanyl wore a necklace with "serotonin pendant" and braided "rosemary" flowers into her hair. At the gate, they were greeted by Mr. Marijuana who offered them flowers of "vinca" and "foxglove." He was dressed in a "magic mint" suit which was ingrained with "dolphins" and had a "silver-stick" in his left hand. They sat around a corner table made of "willow bark." The table displayed thimbles, hour-glasses, spatulae, and dinner-forks made of "heart-wood." The "grapefruit juice" was served as welcome drink which Ms. Mescaline relished. Ms. Sufentanyl preferred "candy" and "cinnamon water," which the waiter brought in a carafe of ice water with a cinnamon stick inside. While he indulged in "(lytic) cocktail" served in a goblet from the thimble. The drinks were toasted for ladies health!
"You look so gorgeous with long, glossier and silken hair," Ms. Mescaline admired Ms. Sufentanyl.
"Thanks," I use "chamomile" and "silicon-serum," she confided and asked Ms. Mescaline "Your skin is so soft and extraordinarily lustrous."
"It's because I use 'spermaceti wax' to nourish it," Ms. Mescaline replied.

Both ladies then turned toward Mr. Marijuana and asked about his family. He told that they were three brothers - Bhang, Hashish (popularly nicknamed as Charas) and Ganja and one genetic sister "Sinsemilla." They originated from Himalayan valley and worked in a smoke factory where "joints," "nails," "pipes," and "bongs" were manufactured and their clan was popular among college going students who relished their company (smoke) to feel "High." Sister Sinsemilla was endowed with powers of "celestine prophecy." He bragged that there was a long list of famous world leaders who promoted their (cannabis) culture and use. In addition, a coffee-table book called "Sinsemilla Marijuana Flowers," written by Jim Richardson and Arik Woods, has resulted in widespread dissemination of their use across globe. He boastfully invited ladies to meet his kins to have an exotic experience with a "bubblegum!" He also informed that Sinsemilla had two sons named "nabilone" and "dronabinol" who were doing great social service by alleviating suffering of patients with cancers (reducing vomiting due to anticancer drugs). He confided that dronabinol had curious powers to boost appetite in anorexia as well!

Ms. Sufentanyl told that she belonged to a well-known clan of opioid family.
"I presume you are related to morphine?" asked Mescaline.
"Yes, I am the younger sister of Fentanyl," Sufentanyl said.

Ms. Mescaline then asked Marijuana, "Have you ever come across any member of opiate family?"
"I am afraid, no," said Marijuana. "It will be my pleasure to meet them"
"Among the remedies which have pleased almighty God to give to man to relieve his suffering, none is so universal and as efficacious as opium. Furthermore, closer cousins of opium, 'paregoric,' and 'laudanum,' have remained man's best friends in need since antiquity," Ms. Sufentanyl elaborated further.
"Well, that is great," exclaimed Mr. Marijuana.

Ms. Mescaline informed that her family originated from Mexico and they were "shamans" who imparted sacraments in psychedelic meditation.

Mr. Marijuana asked her, "I know madam Muscimol of 'fly agaric amanita' family. Are you related to her?"
"Not at all. They belong to an entirely different clan," said Mescaline.
"The Amanita mushroom is used as an entheogen by the people of Siberia, and has a religious significance in Siberian culture. There is traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in other places such as the Middle East, North America, and Scandinavia," Mescaline elaborated further.
"You appear to have quite bit knowledge about mushrooms," said Marijuana and he appeared to be quite impressed by Ms. Mescaline.

Meanwhile, dinner was served. All enjoyed "Ayahuasca Brew." Mr. Marijuana having voracious appetite relished butterscotch muffins, Kerala fish curry, "red-yeast rice," "yohimbe," cinnamon raisin bites, whole kernel rye bread, "oyster meat," and salad dressed with ginger and grated garlic. He preferred "red wine" with meals. Ms. Mescaline preferred "salmon fish curry," mint julep, "Maitake mushroom," asparagus dressed with "soy" sauce and lemon zest, and "turkey berry" with "ginger-ale." Ms. Sufentanyl enjoyed "snails" curry, "dong-quai," chicken soup simmered with bones, cod-liver cubes sprinkled with bath-salts and multigrain methi-mathiya. This was followed by "cranberry" ambrosia dessert, which all liked.

Satiated, they sat in a café-lounge and both the ladies gossiped over "milk-thistle tea." Mr. Marijuana preferred "texas-tea." He offered "stramonium cigarettes" to ladies which they gleefully accepted for a hilarious experience. On departure, both ladies thanked Mr. Marijuana for such a sumptuous dinner. Ms. Mescaline invited them for lunch at psychedelic restaurant on Saturday. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5]

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Bravo G, Grob C. Shamans, sacraments, and psychiatrists. J Psychoactive Drugs 1989;21:123-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
Sessa B. Why psychiatry needs psychedelics and psychedelics need psychiatry. J Psychoactive Drugs 2014;46:57-62.  Back to cited text no. 3
Pirmohamed M. Drug-grapefruit juice interactions: Two mechanisms are clear but individual responses vary. BMJ 2013;346:f1.  Back to cited text no. 4
Jackson M. Divine stramonium: The rise and fall of smoking for asthma. Med Hist 2010;54:171-94.0  Back to cited text no. 5

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Ajeet Kumar Khilnani
Department of ENT, GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Dharpur, Patan
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.174399

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