That the word “psychedelia” is on the Wikipedia page for serotonin science is intriguing: it’s a word of culture on a science page. Psychedelia the noun is music, culture or art based on the experiences of psychedelic drugs; yet the serotonin system is independent of 20th century culture – so there must be more. Psychedelia is derived from the Greek word for psyche (breath, life, soul) and delos (clear, manifest). Breathing, life and soul made clear and manifest is something someone on LSD might experience; an example of such an experience is found in Shivitti: A Vision by Ka-Tzetnik 135633.
Physio- is a prefix from the Greek word phusis, nature. Serotonin is in nature and is mostly made in our guts (with hunger being an instinct). In the “breath, life, soul” elements of psyche we see the physical aspect of psychedelia; this points to the older meaning of psyche though and not the 20th century version. To make space for “physiodelia” is to highlight the other parts of our bodies. A psychedelic experience is often more than a mind event: it can be “physiodelic” when done in accord with other natural phenomena – such as dancing, loving, and sunrising.
*Next Up: 3 May and a Life Serotonin Supplementation (LSS), Shivitti as Psychedelic Physiodelia.
Posted by Bryan W. Brickner