April 17, 2011
mind expanding music when i was yesterday – bjm Worship involving psychedelic plants and their use in spiritual pursuits can be traced to the beginnings of recorded history. The major role these plants played in the formation of early religions has been documented by several historians. R. Gordon Wasson has made a strong argument that the inebriating Soma of the ancient Indian Riga Veda was the amanita muscaria mushroom. Other historians have found evidence of psychedelic use in the Eleusian and Dionysian rituals of ancient Greece and early Christian communions. Other references to psychedelic plants can be found in ancient Buddhist, Hindu, and other far Eastern texts. As prehistoric men and women foraged for food they must have eaten the psychedelic plants which grow in nearly all regions of the world. Ingesting these plants would have produced awe inspiring experiences, and it is quite likely that the origin of ideas about gods, heavens and hells, life after death, etc. began with the ingestion of psychedelic plants. Is it any coincidence that harmful drugs such alcohol and nicotine are normalized while natural psychoactive plants that are actually beneficial to your well-being are burdened with such heavy misinformation, regulation, and unescessary cultural baggage? Probably not… the men behind the curtain like it that way.
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