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entheogen

(ĕn-thē′ō-jən)
n.
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.

entheogen

A 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.
 
Chemical entheogens
DMT, ergine, ibogaine, mescaline, muscimol, psilocybin and salvinorin A.
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(84) "My conclusion in answer to these questions will be the following: At this point in time, I cannot conceive how religious practices of entheogen use could (should) even be considered (entertained) as viable practices within these Christian communities" (Hummel, "By Its Fruits?", 691).
The term 'entheogen' was invented, in 1973, to recall psychedelic enthusiasts to ancient traditions of ritualised use of psychoactives.
REVISION: A JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND TRANSFORMATION v.25, no.3 (Winter 2003): Special issue: "Women and Entheogens." Ed.: Mary Gomes.
Enclosed, or cocooned, in a solid religious context of belief and responsibility, entheogens have played an important part in human religious history.
Hinojosa shows that 5meO-DMT derived from the secretion of the Sonoran Desert Toad is the most profound, most healing entheogen available, even more so than Ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, Psilocybin etc.
When considering Tauba Auerbach's work of the past few years, I am often sent down a rabbit's hole of unfamiliar mathematical and scientific terms: entheogen, the Sierpinski curve, metamaterial, oscillator fret.
Hinojosa also shows that 5meO-DMT derived from the secretion of the Sonoran Desert Toad is the most profound, most healing entheogen available, even more so than Ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, Psilocybin etc.
Rather, it is the quintessential entheogen, a plant said to provide access to the God within.
While the Government had for years tolerated those who foraged for magic mushrooms in the wild, the burgeoning Internet commerce (in largely Mexican and Dutch imports) led to Section 21 of the Drugs Act 2005, transforming them in one fell swoop from "sacred entheogen" to Class A drug.
Even "olibanum [frankincense] addiction" is discussed and, as Martinetz (Martinetz, Lohs & Janzen 1989) writes, it is an example of a "mild narcotic whose effects are appreciated in religious rituals." The addition of other psychoactive substances, like the kundur incense mentioned in Shia Islamic hadith, which combines frankincense and the entheogen Peganum harmala (Flattery & Schwartz 1989), would obviously synergize and potentiate the effects with inhalation of MAO-Inhibiting b-carbolines.
1996; BD 1994; BF 1994; Anonymous 1993; Ott 1976; Pollock 1975), newspaper articles (Seattle Times 2006), toxicology reports (Beug 2007, 2006; Cochran 2000, 1999, 1985; Trestrail 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995) and various websites (Erowid 2009; Lycaeum 2010; Tolento 2008) and forums (Drugs Forum 2010; Entheogen Dot Com 2010; Mycotopia 2010; Shroomery 2010).
It was Ruck and his colleagues (1979) who began using the term "entheogen" for these substances.