Moses High On Drugs: Israeli Researcher

Moses High On Drugs: Israeli Researcher
-By Howard G. Charing High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week. Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of...

Ayahuasca: A Strange Brew

Ayahuasca: A Strange Brew
-By Gina Piccalo In an affluent corner of Encinitas, just north of San Diego, a young medicine man named Lobo Siete Truenos sits cross-legged on the polished wood floors of a backyard temple. Here in this suburban sanctuary, behind the gates of a faux-Spanish villa,...

A Peyote Ceremony

A Peyote Ceremony
-By Omer C. Stewart The meeting place is a tipi with its entrance to the east. A crescent-shaped altar and fire are prepared according to custom. A drum, feather fan, eagle humerus whistle, gourd rattle, Bull Durham tobacco, and sagebrush complete the necessary ritual...

Heimia salicifolia (Sinicuilche) Preparation

Heimia salicifolia (Sinicuilche) Preparation
Common Name: Sinicuiche, Sinicuilche, Sinicuil, yerbas de las animales (herb of the spirits) Family: Lythraceae Range: Argentina, Mexico, Oaxaca Comments: There seems to be a bevy of misinformation on the internet regarding Sinicuichi, and my hope with this brief...

Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality

Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality
-By George Wong Introduction Amanita muscaria, or the Fly Agaric, is not a well-known mushroom based on its scientific name or common name. Yet the picture on the left of this mushroom will probably be familiar to the reader. In recent times, it is the mushroom that...
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