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8 Ways Magic Mushrooms Explain Santa Story

December 18th, 2013 in 2013, Carl Ruck, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or “magic” mushrooms, according to one theory…

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“At first glance, one thinks it’s ridiculous, but it’s not. Whoever heard of reindeer flying? I think it’s becoming general knowledge that Santa is taking a ‘trip’ with his reindeer.”

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How Richard Emmanuel became reverend of a church with a mission but no members

January 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Anthony Petro, Boston Globe, Carl Ruck, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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If you remember the Sixties, it’s been said, you weren’t really there…

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Magic Mushrooms May Explain Santa & His ‘Flying’ Reindeer

December 20th, 2012 in 2012, Carl Ruck, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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This Christmas, like many before it and many yet to come, the story of Santa and his flying reindeer will be told, including how the “jolly old elf” flies on his sleigh throughout the entire world in one night, giving gifts to all the good children…

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