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Anadenanthera Peregrina (Yopo) Traditional Uses

By |2019-02-24T05:26:30+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Anadenanthera peregrina, also known as yopo, cohoba, parica or calcium tree is a perennial tree of the genus Anadenanthera native to the Caribbean and South America. It grows up to 20 m (66 ft) tall, and has a horny bark. Its flowers are pale yellow [...]

Psychedelic Lichen That Contains Multiple Hallucinogenic Compounds

By |2018-06-17T00:06:37+03:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

A species of lichen from the rainforests of Ecuador proves that you don’t have to be a magic mushroom to contain psilocybin. It is the first and only lichen known to incorporate these substances. Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing [...]

Pythia of Delphi – The Priestess of Apollo

By |2018-10-10T13:59:06+03:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in the cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without [...]

Religious Leaders Get High On Magic Mushrooms In The Name Of Science

By |2018-03-17T21:04:54+03:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Johns Hopkins University has recruited priests, rabbis, and a Buddhist to test how psychedelic medicine effects the religious experience. Researchers from the John Hopkins University, in Baltimore, have recruited religious leaders from many faiths to take part in an experiment, in which they will ingest [...]

Moses Was High on Hallucinogenic Drug When he Received The Ten Commandments

By |2018-02-21T01:38:29+03:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , |

When Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, he was summoned right to the top of Mount Sinai. But the man who led the Children of Israel to safety may have been even higher at the time if an Israeli academic is to be believed. [...]

Mescaline Effects and Uses

By |2018-06-13T22:39:01+03:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Peyote, or Lophophora williamsii, is unassuming at first glance. It’s small and spineless, unlike other cacti. But inside the small buttons that grow from the plant lies is a hallucinogen called mescaline. This component makes peyote the center of some religious rituals and also some [...]

Mimosa Hostilis: Traditional Uses

By |2018-06-01T02:59:05+03:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mimosa hostilis is a variety of mimosa tree that is native to the Amazon basin in Brazil and can grow as far north as southern Mexico. Traditionally used for leather tanning, dyes, and religious ceremonies, the bark, and roots of this tree have been used [...]

Sweet Flag: Medicinal and Other uses

By |2018-04-05T03:34:48+03:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Sweet flag has a long history of medicinal use in herbal traditions.  Is widely employed in modern herbal medicine as an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. In Ayurveda, it is highly valued as a rejuvenator for the brain and nervous system and as a remedy [...]

An Overview of Magical Plant Mandragora Officinarum

By |2018-05-30T02:13:11+03:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , |

Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshade family. Because mandrake contains deliriant hallucinogenic tropane alkaloids such as atropine, scopolamine, apoatropine, and hyoscyamine, and the roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to [...]

The Doors of Perception: A Philosophical Essay By A. Huxley

By |2017-09-17T00:53:15+03:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Disconcertingly, given the detailed discussions of art and the visual world in The Doors Of Perception, Aldous Huxley was almost blind. Or, at least, some people said he was. Like much else in Huxley's life, the state of his vision was a source of considerable [...]