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"Soma: The perfect drug. Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant. All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects. Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology." --Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley

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Soma is Ancient Greek for σῶμα (sôma, “body”).

In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, soma is a powerful drug, taken to escape pain and bad memories through hallucinatory fantasies.

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