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Which state does the following riddle describe?

A kingdom that deceives perception
It is an illusion
Entry by Magic potion

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this an original puzzle? $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Dec 10, 2021 at 23:39
  • $\begingroup$ @bobble I hope it is $\endgroup$
    – Alex bries
    Dec 10, 2021 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ I don't suppose you mean "California". $\endgroup$
    – Hawkeye
    Dec 11, 2021 at 11:20

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I suppose the most precise answer is:

Narcotized (the state of having been treated by a narcotic, or "high".)

Another common word used is:

Euphoric (the state that many popular narcotics leave their subjects.)

But I wonder if the intended answer was simply:

High (slang for being narcotized.)

Explanation:

A kingdom that deceives perception

Narcotics alter perception when the subject is intoxicated and can often lead people to believe they have entered a different plane of existence or realm (kingdom).

It is an illusion

A lot of what you see when high on narcotics (often called a trip) is an illusion. For instance: some drugs cause people to believe they are seeing sounds waves and radio waves, while others cause people to see hideous monsters and terrifying things, both of which are (probably ;-) ) illusions.

Entry by Magic potion

Liquid is a common delivery method for narcotics in ritual practices and can be thought of as a potions. Indeed in times past (and even currently is some parts of the world), narcotics extracted from plants are boiled into cocktails and ingested in various ceremonies, and these have been called magic potions.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(pybfr, ybbx ng gur gntf) $\endgroup$
    – Alex bries
    Dec 11, 2021 at 13:34
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It could be

Hallucinogenic State

Specifically caused by

mushrooms

A kingdom that deceives perception

Members of the fungi kingdom are known for having hallucinogenic effects

It is an illusion

In this state you can perceive things that are not real

Entry by Magic potion

Psilocybin mushrooms are commonly referred to as Magic Mushrooms

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  • $\begingroup$ so, close!!! focus on the wordplay tag $\endgroup$
    – Alex bries
    Dec 16, 2021 at 18:47
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Znlor vg'f whfg unyyhpvANGVBA? (Angvba=fgngr jbeqcynl)) $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Dec 15, 2023 at 21:45

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