Psychedelic

The Origins of the Word 'Psychedelic'

The Origins of the Word 'Psychedelic'

Osmond responded to Huxley with:

"To fathom Hell or soar angelic,
Just take a pinch of psychedelic"

This was the first time the term psychedelic was used. Osmond combined the words psyche (mind, soul, spirit) and d─ôlos (clear, manifest) from the Greek language to properly describe the experiences from these substances. Psychedelic translates to mind manifesting.