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Le peyotl: cactus of Chamans

Be careful, this plant has virtues hallucinatory

To Mexico, in the desert of Zapalecas, the Chichimèques Indians and Huichols leave to research Peyotl. They absorb of it the crushed pulp which causes visions to them making it possible to return in contact with beyond. The active ingredient of Peyotl (Williamsii Hedgehog cactus or Lophophora Williamsii) is the mescaline, composing very near of the LSD derived from the phényléthylamine, it is a trimétoxy-3,4,5-phényléthylamine of which described the hallucinogens effects are especially known in Europe C Castaneda brought back to us the Mexican legends dependent on the worship of the peyotl (see the book " the grass of the devil and small smoke ". This one grows slowly on the desert high plateaus of the north of Mexico, its diameter reaches only seldom 20 centimetres and its height is lower still. Generally, the plant is employed after drying: after harvest, one cuts it out of thin capsules which are ratatinent with the sun. It is in this form (mescal short props) that one can currently rather easily find it in the United States. The peyotl is for the Indians a crowned plant, gift of the gods of fire and wind

Have similar properties hallucinogens of other Cactacées, Trichocereus Pachanoi for example, and especially the mushrooms of the Psilocybe kind used in mazatèque country during religious ceremonies and whose principal alkaloid is the psilocybine.

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Lophophora Williamsii