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Feb 28, 2020

Ancient Greece Revisited : Did the Greeks Trip on LSD?

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For nearly 2000 years, as many as three thousand Greeks shared similar visionary experiences in the town of Eleusis while celebrating the great Eleusinian Mysteries.

In this inaugural video of “Ancient Greece Revisited” we explore the possible use of psychedelics in the Greek world. We follow a thread connecting the most sacred of rituals, the “Great Mysteries of Eleusis,” to the discovery of LSD by Albert Hofmann in the midst of WW2, and from there, to a new, psychedelic view of the entirety of Greek culture.

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