The Peyote Cult

The Peyote Cult

by Paul Radin
     
 

Peyote has never been a drug for thrill seekers.
The small, hard cactus is difficult to obtain. It tastes vile, ingestion normally leads to painful vomiting, and the effects are more subtle than other psychedelics.
The Native American Peyote ceremony emerged at the turn of the 20th century, like the
Ghost Dance, at a time when Native American culture was… See more details below

Overview

Peyote has never been a drug for thrill seekers.
The small, hard cactus is difficult to obtain. It tastes vile, ingestion normally leads to painful vomiting, and the effects are more subtle than other psychedelics.
The Native American Peyote ceremony emerged at the turn of the 20th century, like the
Ghost Dance, at a time when Native American culture was under much stress. It blended
Christian and traditional beliefs, and used
Peyote as a sacrament. The Peyote ceremony spread from the Southwest into the Plains and other culture regions. Participants reported a spiritual cleansing, and experienced healing effects, which may be the result of powerful natural antibiotics in Peyote.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479146604
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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