Chemical Structures Of Hallucinogens

Mescaline Chemical Structure

Chemical determination of the molecular structure of the hallucinogenic principles in sacred plants has led to remarkable results. Almost all plant hallucinogens contain the element nitrogen and therefore belong to the large class of chemical compounds known as alkaloids. divinorum are the most significant examples that do not contain nitrogen. The main active principle of Cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol THC , while the main active principle of Salvia divinorum is salvinorin. The principal...

Trumpets Of The Angels

Brugmansia Aurea Guambiano

1 The shamai lie use of the gold yellow flowering Brugmansia occurs primarily in Colombia and northern Peru. 2 The flowers and leaves are used by many Indian shamans for medicinal purpose s 3 1 ne ripe fruit of the Brugmansia ianguinea. This Angel's Trumpet puts out far more fruit than does any other species 4 The flower of Brugmansia sangu nea The Guambiano of southern Colombia y of Brugmansia vulcanicola How pleasant is the perfume of the long, bell-like flowers of the Yas, as one inhales it...

The Magic Drink Of The Amazon

Shipibo Fabric Black

There is a magic intoxicant in northwes ternmost South America that the In dians believe can free the soul from corporeal confinement, allowing it to wander free and return to the body at will. The soul, thus untrammeled, liberates its owner from the realities of everyday life and introduces him to wondrous realms of what he considers reality and permits him to communicate with his ancestors. The Quechua term for this inebriating drink Ayahuasca vine of the soul refers to this free ing of the...

Nahera seeds of civilization

Above from left to right The Mataco use a decoction of fresh (still green) Cebil pods as a head wash for headaches. Cebil, the Seeds of Civilization (seeds of the Anadenanthera colubrina). Bufotenine is the main active constituent. Above from left to right The Mataco use a decoction of fresh (still green) Cebil pods as a head wash for headaches. Cebil, the Seeds of Civilization (seeds of the Anadenanthera colubrina). Bufotenine is the main active constituent. The ripe seed pods of the Cebil...