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Mushrooms - Hallucinogenic

The Aztecs called more than twenty different mushroom varieties Teonanactl, meaning "food of the gods". A cult of divine hallucinogenic mushroom eaters has been traced back to about 1500 BC. Some unusual indole alkaloids, notably psilocybine, used in psychological experiments, have been isolated from mushrooms like the Psilocybe mexicana. Though driven into hiding by early Christian ecclesiastics, the mushroom cultists still survive in remote mountain areas, especially in Oaxaca (capital of the same state in Mexico).

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