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Psychedelics

👼Pyrophorus☀️Luminosus👼Jun 15, 2017, 1:19:14 AM
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 Psychedelic drug or classical hallucinogen is a substance whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception, typically as a serotonin receptor agonist,[2] causing thought and visual/auditory changes, and heightened state of consciousness.[3] Major psychedelic drugs include LSDmescaline (peyote's active ingredient), DMT and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Differing with other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, psychedelics tend to qualitatively alter ordinary conscious experience. Whereas stimulants cause energized feelings and opioids produce a relaxed euphoric state, the psychedelic experience is often compared to non-ordinary forms of consciousness such as trancemeditationyogareligious ecstasydreaming and even near-death experiences. Most psychedelic drugs fall into one of the three families of chemical compounds: tryptaminesphenethylamines, or lysergamides.

Many psychedelic drugs are illegal worldwide under the UN conventions, occasionally excepting use in a religious or research context. Despite these controls, recreational use of psychedelics is common.

The term psychedelic is derived from the Greek words ψυχή (psyche, "soul, mind") and δηλείν (delein, "to manifest"), hence "soul-manifesting", the implication being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials of the human mind.[6] The word was coined in 1956 by British psychiatrist, Humphry Osmond, the spelling loathed by American ethnobotanistRichard Schultes, but championed by the American psychologist, Timothy Leary.[7]