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Thousands of years ago, in spaces darkly enclosed or dazzlingly open,
many in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East consumed psychoactive
substances that helped transport them into altered states of
consciousness. Guided by skilled specialists, they danced, chanted,
and drummed, often remarkably adorned and masked. Or they held
perfectly still, in the throes of trance or waking dreams. They saw
psychedelic art without and hallucinatory visions within. They
journeyed near and far to sanctuaries and ritual settings, where
individually and collectively they sought an experience beyond the
ordinary—what the Greeks termed ekstasis.


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Psychoactive substances in antiquity

Hermione April 06, 2022 04:19PM

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