http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... s-ago.html
"Cave murals in Spain 'show man may have used magic mushrooms 6,000 years ago"
"For all those who thought hallucinogenic drugs took off in the 1960s, think again: scientists believe they have found evidence of magic mushroom use 6,000 years ago."
"But, even though it is several millennia old, it is not thought to be the oldest painting showing hallucinogenic mushrooms."
"Just last month, it was revealed the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France is to be the subject of a 3D documentary by German filmmaker Werner Herzog, as it is thought to be where man made his first attempts to write."
"Since its (re)discovery in 1994, the cave in southern France has offered scientists a veritable treasure trove of perfectly preserved paintings."
"Alongside these are evidence of attempts at communication 30,000 to 40,000 years ago."
As I recall, the earliest musical instrument was a flute, horn, or pipe. There's even been a guess made about the earliest music. Most illegal drugs just ease the pain. At least that's what a friend said about heroin. Maybe magic mushrooms were the best that stone age people could come up with. If you feed your mind by listening to and watching other people and all other existence, such as dogs, birds, trees, mountains, etc. maybe magic mushrooms are unnecessary or necessary. It's all music.