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Is the name soma based on the hindu soma [1] by any chance?

I alwawys wondered but never got a chance to find out.


Yep. Huxley was heavily into Hinduism. "The original soma, from which I took the name of this hypothetical drug, was an unknown plant (possibly Asclepias acida) used by the ancient Aryan invaders of India in one of the most solemn of their religious rites." (_Brave New World Revisited_, Aldous Huxley)

thank you.

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