The Islamic Mosques of Iran are known not only for their sacred significance, but for their breathtaking architectural designs. With geometric patterns and an astonishing use of color, these spiritual locations are among the most beautiful creations of man.

The beauty of these mosques is captivating inside and out, but it is the mesmerizing detail in the ceilings of these exquisite sanctuaries that will truly amaze you. Even more interesting is the visionary quality to each of these gigantic works of art. Reminiscent of the brightly colored, kaleidoscopic effect that many report from intense spiritual or psychedelic experiences, it beckons the question.. “Were these masterpieces created in honor of the spiritual visions that a naturally occurring, or even accidental psychedelic experience could result in?”

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

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Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

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Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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Al Soltan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

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Jalil Khayat Mosque, Erbil, Iraq

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Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

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