Hallucinogenic drugs in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures.

@article{CarodArtal2015HallucinogenicDI,
  title={Hallucinogenic drugs in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures.},
  author={Francisco Javier Carod-Artal},
  journal={Neurologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          42-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The American continent is very rich in psychoactive plants and fungi, and many pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures used them for magical, therapeutic and religious purposes. OBJECTIVES The archaeological, ethno-historical and ethnographic evidence of the use of hallucinogenic substances in Mesoamerica is reviewed. RESULTS Hallucinogenic cactus, plants and mushrooms were used to induce altered states of consciousness in healing rituals and religious ceremonies. The Maya drank… CONTINUE READING
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