Psilocybin Mushroom

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Psilocybin Mushrooms are Connection Supplements popular amongst ancient Mesoamericans, but forced under ground by the the western Church when it participated in the colonization of America's native people.[1]

List of Connection Supplements

Connection Supplement > Ayahuasca, Cannabis, Chloroform, DMT, Haoma, Kaneh Bosm, Kava, Ketamine, Kykeon, LSD, MDMA, Maikua, Manna, Nitrous Oxide, Peyote, Psilocybin Mushroom, Santa Rosa, Soma, Tobacco, Yaqona

Notes

Mushrooms visualized as little male or female beings, elves, duendes, tricksters, saint children, the blood of Christ..[2]

Allow one to speak with the Lords of the Mountains, the beings who are the masters of all things.[3]

"It was not only the gold and natural riches of Anahuac, the culture and art of Mesoamerica that astonished the Spanish priests and conquistadors who arrived in this land in the sixteenth century: the native medicines (comprising a "marvellous collection" of hallucinogenic plants) were also the objects of attention, study, and condemnation."[4] Hallucinogenic practices were seen as "demoniacal" an the practice was forced underground in most cases, but survived in Huautla, in Sierra Mazatec.

Mushrooms have the power to cure, and also give "the mystical force that creates the elevated, esoteric language of the shaman." [5]

Seen as teonanacatle - Flesh of the Gods.

Were given great respect by elders.

"...Sometime later I knew that the mushrooms were like God. That they gave wisdom, that they cured illnesses, and that our people, since a long time ago, had eaten them. That they had power, that they were the blood of Christ."[6]

Mushrooms provide contact with the Little One Who Springs Forth.[7]

"Before Wasson nobody took the mushrooms only to find God. They were always taken for the sick to get well."[8]

Aztecs

Aztecs: Psilocybin and jimson weed used by Aztec Priests " Certain priests engaged in prophesies and the interpretation of visions: these could be induced by psychotropic plants - jimson weed, Psilocybe mushrooms, or peyote cactus buttons."[9]

In Ancient Aztec culture, the ruling class did psychedelics.

Another way that nobles and macehualtin who were elevated to noble status as a result of extraordinary feats on the battlefield acquired magical power was through the ingestion of ca- cao, the inhaling of burning incense, and the taking of psychotropic drugs such as peyote or hallucinogenic mushrooms. The visionary state that resulted from ingesting these plants was a direct communication with gods and goddesses, who entered into human awareness during these times. It was thought that the nobles became stronger and more effective in their public duties when they ate peyote, cacao, mushrooms, or human flesh. This was a privilege of the noble class, but it must be remembered that the main purpose was to enable them to carry out their responsibilities more effectively. [10]

Footnotes

  1. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981
  2. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981.
  3. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 32.
  4. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 23.
  5. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 23.
  6. Maria Sabina quoted in Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 40.
  7. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 47.
  8. Estrada, Alvaro. Maria Sabina: Her Life and Chants. Translated by Henry Munn. Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson, 1981. p. 73.
  9. Townsend, Richard f. The Aztecs. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009. p. 206.
  10. Carrasco, David, and Scott Sessions. Daily Life of the Aztecs. London: Greenwood Press, 1998. p. 134.