In 1956, Aldous Huxley publishes Heaven and Hell. In this essay, Huxley talks about the 'antipodes', which are the regions of the mind one can only reach through certain means, such as meditation or the use of psychedelic drugs. He argues that these are the regions of the mind from which all religions are derived. With the aid of certain drugs, such as LSD or mushrooms, people can reach these 'antipodes' of the mind and become conscious of things that they would not normally be aware of.
Source: Huxley, A. (1956). Heaven and hell (pp. 81-185). London: Chatto & Windus.
|Drugs:||LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), Psilocybin (mushrooms)|
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