One of mescaline's notable effects is the production of richly colored visual imagery.
Another plant used for religious purposes by the Aztecs was called ololluqui and has been identified as the climbing morning glory, Rlvea corymbosa. The brown seeds were crushed and eaten, usually by an individual rather than by a group, as an aid in divination for lost objects or to diagnose» and treat disease. The effect was the production of revelatory visions. Ololiugul was held in great veneration and was considered a powerful force in native religious philosophy. The seeds were thought to possess a deity and therefore were called "divine food." These seeds are still used in a sacred way by the Chinantec, Mazatec, Mixtec, and Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca Province. ^
Badoh negro, the black seeds of another morning glory, Ipomoea violacea. have recently been discovered to have a similar ceremonial use in some parts of the Zapotec l5Schultes, The Pharmaceutical Sciences, p. 154, For a complete list, with a summary of physiological effects, see La Barre, o]3. clt.. pp. 138-150.
16R. E. Schultes, A Contribution to our Knowledge of Rlvea Corymbosa. The Narcotic Ololiuqui of the Azteca.
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