Eleusinian Mysteries

Eleusinian Mysteries refers to certain rites of initiation that were held annually at the sanctuary of Eleusis, located in ancient Greece. The cult was founded on a myth related to the abduction of Persephone from her mother. A wide variety of similar cults and initiations appeared in similar areas, including Crete. The mysteries involved conjuring images and visions of the afterlife, and many of them involved psychedelic drugs.