Holy Jittery Prophets, Batman!: Load Up on the Caffeine—and Start Your Own Religion?

Physorg.com reports on a new caffeine study that might be of VERY HIGH interest to those looking to start their own charismatic religion.

Money quote: 

People with a higher caffeine intake, from sources such as coffee, tea and caffeinated energy drinks, are more likely to report hallucinatory experiences such as hearing voices and seeing things that are not there, according to the Durham University study.

‘High caffeine users’ – those who consumed more than the equivalent of seven cups of instant coffee a day – were three times more likely to have heard a person’s voice when there was no one there compared with ‘low caffeine users’ who consumed less than the equivalent of one cup of instant coffee a day.

The researchers say the findings will contribute to the beginnings of a better understanding of the effect of nutrition on hallucinations. Changes in food and drink consumption, including caffeine intake, could place people in a better position to cope with hallucinations or possibly impact on how frequently they occur, say the scientists.

Holy jittery prophets, batman!

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Holy Jittery Prophets, Batman!: Load Up on the Caffeine—and Start Your Own Religion?

  1. cinesnob says:

    I don’t believe in no ghosts!

  2. santitafarella says:

    cinesnob:

    Drink more coffee—and maybe you will!

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