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A psychoactive substance, usually one derived from plants or fungi but also from the secretions of animals such as toads, that is ingested by a shaman or another participant in a ritual in order to produce visions or gain mystical insight.
en·the′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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entheogenA psychoactive agent (e.g., ayahuasca, peyote, psilocybin mushrooms) which is used in a mystical or shamanic context, allegedly to enhance healing, transcendence, revelation, meditation, psychonautics or psychedelic therapy.
Traditional (plant) entheogens
Amanita muscaria, ayahuasca, cannabis, Ipomoea tricolor, peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, Salvia divinorum, Tabernanthe iboga and uncured tobacco.
DMT, ergine, ibogaine, mescaline, muscimol, psilocybin and salvinorin A.
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