Notes on the Present Status of Ololiuhqui and the Other Hallucinogens of Mexico

  title={Notes on the Present Status of Ololiuhqui and the Other Hallucinogens of Mexico},
  author={R. Gordon Wasson},
  journal={Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University},
  • R. Wasson
  • Published 1963
  • Linguistics
  • Botanical Museum leaflets, Harvard University
Picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl, and ololiuhqui these were the four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest. We give the names in Nahuatl, the lingua franca of that time, spoken as a mother tongue by the Aztecs and many other peoples. By 'divinatory' we mean plants that served in Middle American cultures as keys to knowledge withheld from men in their normal minds, the keys to Extra-sensory Perception, the Mediators (as the Indians believed) between men and their gods. These… 
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