India is not typically known for its relationship to psychedelics. But around 3500 years ago we find an anomaly in India’s most ancient text, a mysterious word called Soma. Some have attributed this to a psychedelic plant, some to a non-hallucinogenic plant, while others believe it’s something metaphorical that makes no sense to us in the modern day. In this episode of The Sacred Word, I will explore the mystery of Soma discovered in India’s most ancient text, the Rig Veda. I will dissect the candidates for Soma and try to end the age-old debate as to whether Soma is a psychedelic or not.
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