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  • Peyote Use To Members Of The Native
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    Just a Drug? Throughout our entire lives we have always been told that drugs are bad. They have terrible consequences on our bodies, and can cause us to do things that we wouldn't normally consent to do in a sober state. Drugs can have adverse and varying effects on people, but no matter what the drug is we have been made to believe that its use is bad. What if a drug was more than just a way to escape reality, or to feel good? Peyote is a drug that has had more than just physical use and meanin...
  • Today's Modern Ideal Misconceptions About Psychedelic Drugs
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    Due to many misconceptions and severe lack of understanding, drugs have no place in today's society. The lack of understanding is where most radical rumors and modern mysticism ha molded society's misconceptions of drugs. Many illegal drugs through testing have proven to have many medicinal purposes and are now used today. Some drugs, such as psychedelics, have been said to possess weird wonders, which when used in religion have been helpful and enlightening. Beyond today's modern ideal misconce...
  • Use Of Peyote To Indian Tribes
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    Peyote: A Native Americans Way of Life The Native American tribes of Mexico and North America have used peyote in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Peyote in an Indians eye is a healing drug, a medicine. North Americans might say it's a hallucinogenic drug and that it is very dangerous to one's health. In the United States of America we have freedom of religion. That would be unconstitutional to prohibit the use of peyote to Indian tribes. The use of peyote in Native American religiou...
  • Religious Peyote Use
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    Drug use for religious purposes Jamie Gipson Some of my ancestors are Native American so choose the book: The Peyote Cult La Barre, Weston. (1969). New York: Schock en Books. This book is a study of the background of the Mexican and American Indian rituals based on the plant that produces profound, but temporary sensory and psychic derangements. Peyote is a spineless cactus (Lophophore williams ii), ingested by people in Mexico and the United States to produce visions. The plant is a light blue-...
  • On The Peyote Road
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    Peyote the Religion Chal the main character was born into a time and place where his culture was being destroyed. His blood is not pure Osage, mixed with white, but the Indian blood is powerful inside him. The blood that runs through him takes him to days of the past, days lost, heritage lost, role models lost, and a dying culture. Chal is a perfect example of a lost sole. Throughout this book, Sundown, by John Joseph Mathew, Chal is faced with choices. Challenges, may be the right word though. ...
  • Wide Public Use Of Hallucinogenic Drugs
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    Throughout history, drugs have been used in many different ways for many different purposes. Heroin and other narcotics were once widely used for medicinal purposes. Alcoholic beverages were once simply social drinks for special occasions. Most hallucinogens were once only used for spiritual purposes. Despite the obvious differences in these drugs, there is one thing they all have in common; they are all, in one way or another, associated with the scum of the earth and, more specifically, the de...
  • Peyote And Mescaline
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    Mescaline comes from the Mexican peyote cactus, which is small, spore less cactus that grows in the deserts of Mexico and the American Southwest. Whenever the crown is sliced and dried, it forms a hard brownish disc that's known as a button. The buttons are chewed for its hallucegenic properties. The Indians first chewed them in the sixteenth century for religious and spiritual purposes, but when Spaniards reached the New World they outlawed peyotism which they thought had something to do with w...
  • Native Americans Use Peyote
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    Should Native American tribes be allowed to use peyote as part of their religious practices? Peyote is one type of cactus grown in southwestern U.S. and in neighboring parts of Mexico. The active ingredient in peyote is mescaline, a somewhat potent hallucinogenic chemical. It has the capability of being a psychoactive drug causing the user to change what he / she sees, thinks, and feels. Down through the centuries, it has been used as a painkiller, a stimulant, and a spiritual tool in religious ...

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