Peyote on the Brain Peyote on the Brain Is the Secret to Alcoholism and Other Addictions Locked Up in the Hallucinogenic Drugs? John HorganDiscover Magazine February 2003 Even with several tablespoons of peyote in me, by 3 in the morning I'm fading. A barrelchested man wearing a checked shirt and cowboy boots stands over the cedarwood fire and murmurs a prayer in Dine, the Navajo language. My guide to the etiquette of peyote ceremonies is John Halpern, a 34-year-old psychiatrist from Harvard Medical School. Coined in 1956 from the Greek roots for "mind revealing," the term psychedelic refers to the broad range of drugs that include peyote, LSD, and psilocybin, the primary active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms. While recognizing that psychedelics are toxic substances that should not be treated lightly, Halpern thinks some of the drug compounds could have beneficial uses. The power of these ceremonies, Halpern tells me later, is only partly pharmacological.
Home Page Entheogens in the Vajrayana Tradition Warning: datura is an extremely powerful and dangerous hallucinogen. In addition to the dangers inherent in severe hallucinosis, the plant is quite toxic. There have been reports of coma and death resulting from this toxicity.The broad definition of entheogen used here is: "plants or substances capable of producing visionary experiences which are used for magico-religious or psychospiritual purposes." The use of entheogens in the Vajrayana tradition has been documented by such scholars as Ronald M Davidson, William George Stablein, Bulcsu Siklos, David B. This investigation has focused primarily on the use of entheogens in the anuttara-yoga-tantra materials especially (but not exclusively) the Yogini-tantras. The findings that have the most immediately obvious significance are the numerous references to pills, siddhi-drugs, and rasayana elixirs that contain either datura or cannabis. The importance of ointments and homa-rituals making use of datura is not as readily apparent. David B.
Magic Mushrooms | Drug Addiction & Abuse | Facts & Information Magic Mushrooms What Are Magic Mushrooms? Magic mushrooms can be eaten raw or they can be cooked or stewed into a tea and drunk; they can also be dried and then stored. Magic Mushroom Street Names Liberties, magics, mushies, liberty cap, psilcybe semilanceata, psilcybin, shrooms, Amani agaric, Fly Agaric Appearance and Use Psilcybin mushrooms are small and tan coloured and bruise blue when they're touched. The biggest danger with taking any magic mushrooms is making sure you're taking the right thing. Magic Mushroom's Effects Both types of mushroom give you a trip. How the trip goes has everything to do with who you are, how you're feeling and how comfortable you are with the people you are with. - You're not in complete control of what you're doing. - Both mushrooms can make you feel sick, tired and disoriented. - Amanita's can make you nervous, twitchy and cold. - Amanita's can make make you feel so withdrawn inside your own head that you can't hold a sensible conversation. Reference: NIDA
Entheologues: Conversations with Leading Psychedelic Thinkers, Explorers and Researchers Watch Newspapers - TELLURIDE MUSROOM FESTIVAL 2011 Psychoactive Mushrooms and Spiritual Consciousness TELLURIDE MUSROOM FESTIVAL 2011Psychoactive Mushrooms and Spiritual Consciousness AMANITA MUSCARIA – Found in forests throughout the region, contains a neurotoxin that causes the effects of inebriation, derangement of the senses, manic behavior, delirium, and deathlike sleep. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost) slideshow A Quick Rundown of a Very Long History By Eugenia Bone The Telluride Mushroom Festival, despite its happy looniness and general carnival atmosphere, is one of the few mycological gatherings that features talks on entheogens and ethnomycology. Entheogen means “Creates God Within” (from the Greek en = within, theo = god or divine, gen = creates or generates). Most discussion of fungal entheogens is comprised of highly speculative theories regarding the cultural significance of two types of mushrooms: psychoactive mushrooms in the Psilocybe genus, and Amanita muscaria, the iconic red mushroom with the white dots. Fifty years ago, R. In 2006 Dr.
Damage ! Experience Vaults: Inhalants - Glue - Citation: William. "Passing the Course: An Experience with Inhalants - Glue (ID 57668)". Erowid.org. Jun 9, 2007. erowid.org/exp/57668 [Erowid Warning: Our understanding of the literature is that there is no such thing as safe use of volatile solvents, aerosols and other street inhalants : their psychoactive effects are inseparable from nerve and organ damage. I have written a story about glue sniffing and out of body experiences, which is an account of the various sensations during a four-year period in my life. My interest in schoolwork dwindled during the first two terms of the second year. I had known of the term glue sniffing, but that was the extent of my knowledge. It was decided the beach would be the best spot for its use, with least disturbances. Having settled down on the steps he gave me a brief description on how to use the substance. Whilst on these steps, in the background I could hear the sound of an ice cream van, or so it first appeared.
Soma among the Armenians, Ethnobotany, Anthropology, Armenian Mythology, Vahagn, Mithra, Mushrooms, Amanita, Iranian Mythology by Robert Bedrosian Download in zip format soma.zip; pdf format soma.pdf Footnotes Page opens in separate window.  Soma was a god, a plant, and an intoxicating beverage. During the past two hundred years, scholars have tried with varying degrees of success to identify this mysterious plant which was at the base of early Indo-Iranian worship. In Soma Divine Mushroom of Immortality (1968), Wasson argued that the intoxicating plant called soma in the Rig Veda should be identified with the red-capped psychoactive mushroom, Amanita muscaria. In nature, this mushroom begins fruiting as a white "egg" enclosed in the membranous material of the universal veil; the stalk pushes up as it grows, and the distinctive orange-to-red cap appears from behind the veil.  In the Vedas, soma was also an intoxicating liquid, pounded or pressed out of the plant using special pressing stones (RV IX.11.5-6; IX.109.17-18), filtered through wool, and presumably mixed with other ingredients. Vahagn Mithra (Arm.
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