The Teachings of don Juan
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Monoamine oxidase inhibitors ( MAOIs ) are chemicals which inhibit the activity of the monoamine oxidase enzyme family . They have a long history of use as medications prescribed for the treatment of depression .
N , N -Dimethyltryptamine ( DMT or N , N -DMT ) is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. Its presence is widespread throughout the plant kingdom . [ 3 ] [ 4 ] DMT occurs in trace amounts in mammals, including humans, where it putatively functions as a trace amine neurotransmitter / neuromodulator . [ 5 ] It is originally derived from the essential amino acid tryptophan and ultimately produced by the enzyme INMT during normal metabolism . [ 6 ] The significance of its widespread natural presence remains undetermined. Structurally , DMT is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT), the hormone melatonin , and other psychedelic tryptamines, such as 5-MeO-DMT , bufotenin , psilocin and psilocybin .
A Note on the Safety of Peyote when Used Religiously. by Matthew J. Baggot
Lophophora williamsii (peyote) populations have diminished in large areas of South Texas where peyoteros harvest the cactus for ceremonial use by the Native American Church. Habitat destruction caused by urban development, rootplowing, etc., account for much of the reduction, but the regulated commercial harvest of peyote is also taking its toll. Some harvesters cut the peyote too low (it can be very hard to tell where the shoot ends and the root begin) - consequently many of the decapitated plants will not regenerate new stems and are left to die. To address this problem Martin Terry and James D. Mauseth have investigated the proper technique for harvesting peyote, and found that the cactus must be cut off at or immediately below its base, leaving the subterranean portion of the plant (including all or most of the subterranean part of the stem) in the ground to regenerate new crowns.
Lophophora williamsii ( pron.: / l oʊ ˈ f ɒ f ər ə w ɪ l ˈ j æ m s i aɪ / ) is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids , particularly mescaline . [ 2 ] It is known by many English common names including cactus pudding , [ 3 ] devil's-root , [ 3 ] diabolic-root , [ 3 ] divine cactus , [ 3 ] dry-whiskey , [ 3 ] dumpling cactus , [ 3 ] Indian-dope , [ 3 ] mescal-buttons , [ 3 ] turnip cactus , [ 3 ] whiskey cactus , [ 3 ] and white-mule . [ 3 ] The Spanish common name is peyote [ 3 ] ( pron.: / p ə ˈ j oʊ t i / ; from the Nahuatl word peyōtl ['pejoːt͡ɬ] ). Native North Americans are likely to have used peyote for at least 5,500 years. [ 4 ] It is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico .
For other uses, see Tensegrity Tensegrity is a term used by Carlos Castaneda to refer to the modern form of the way of being taught to him by his teacher don Juan Matus, and includes some movements called magical passes (positions of body and breath) that he said were developed by indigenous peoples of the Americas who lived in Mexico in times prior to the Spanish conquest . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Cleargreen Inc Castaneda and the other students of Don Juan created Cleargreen Incorporated in 1995. [ 2 ] The purpose of Cleargreen as mentioned on its web page is "carrying out the instruction and publication of Tensegrity". Cleargreen has been organizing and leading classes and workshops on Tensegrity in North and South America, Europe and Russia. The name Cleargreen originates from the belief of ancient Mexican sorcerers, who stated that the different energies had different hues.
The Naguals, shapeshifting creatures. A pre-Columbian Chatino stela depicting a nagual transforming into a jaguar. His name is inscribed in Zapotec glyphs on his abdomen and translates to "5 Alligator".
Datura stramonium , known by the common names Jimson weed or datura is a plant in the Solanaceae ( nightshade ) family, which is believed to have originated in the Americas, but is now found around the world. [ 1 ] For centuries, datura has been used as a herbal medicine to relieve asthma symptoms and as an analgesic during surgery or bonesetting.