Welcome to Afterglow, a newsletter that will change your mind. My name is Charles Bliss and I'm a psychedelic journalist from Norwich, UK.

This week, we're exploring the etymology of the word 'psychedelic' with a short video. Watch below!

In 1956, psychiatrist Humphry Osmond wrote a letter to Aldous Huxley in which he coined the term 'psychedelic'. But what does it mean?

Watch my new short video on YouTube to find out!

Watch this video to find out what 'psychedelic' really means. 

🤯 Mind at Large

A breakdown of mind-blowing ideas I encountered this week:

📖 BookSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I just re-read this short novel for the Norwich Psychedelic Group book club. It was the fourth time I have read it in four years, and it still blows my mind. The prose is simple, musical and childlike, which makes it a joy to bask inside the sentences. But the images and ideas are cosmic.

"The world... is not imperfect or confined at a point somewhere along a gradual pathway toward perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment."
Hermann Hesse

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