J. R. Smythies – The Mescaline Phenomena


Smythies, J. R. (1953, Feb.) ‘The Mescaline Phenomena’, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 3:12, pp. 339–347.

Related: Noumenautics: Metaphysics – Meta-ethics – Psychedelics

At the start of Aldous #Huxley‘s seminal book on psychedelics, *The Doors of Perception* (1954), he writes that ‘at least one professional philosopher has taken mescalin for the light it may throw on such ancient, unsolved riddles as the place of mind in nature and the relationship between brain and consciousness’. The footnote here refers to John R. #Smythies, and mentions his paper of 1953, *The Mescaline Phenomena*.