mescaline is hallucinogen, the natural product of the Cactus anhalonium lewiniii, which changes the size of perception and makes man aware of his own consciousness.
he was an indispensable ritual of religious rituals for the Native Americans and Mexican Indians. however, modern pharmacologist began to be examined in 1886. Ludwig Lewin, a German pharmacologist, is a scientist who published his first systematic review of this cactus.
in fact, the classification of mescaline as a drug is based on its chemical properties. but his basic philosophy prevents him from putting him in the same class as the usual drugs. the “drug” at the root of the word can be interpreted as closing, changing, and deceiving perceptions.
the effect of mescalının on the brain and will is the exact opposite of it, that is, it is based on the development of perception rather than blindness. in Aldous Huxley’s “gates of perception”, these details are perfectly depicted.
huxley himself used this hallucinogen, and has compiled his experiences in this book.
according to Huxley, man has the level of perception that can perceive the universe, nature, life, and all existential philosophies.
but man is a social being. and he lost his abilities.
the upper intelligence, which serves as a sort of filter, has filtered most of the perception abilities except those necessary to sustain human biologically.
because these perceptions will take man to such a level that fulfilling the requirements of his daily life is an activity that is not worth striving for for the sake of this consciousness that has the consciousness of the entire cosmos and that has become a whole with the cosmos.
as a matter of fact, Huxley is talking about something he calls “so” throughout the process of the mescaline.
it’s a word that explains exactly the state of the soul in which it is: so.