The Fly agaric is considered the premier shamanic tool among many of the world’s cultures from Siberian shamans to the various North American Native and Meso-American peoples, and pre-Christian European societies. It’s legal, easy to find and pairs magically well with cannabis.
Popular as a cannabis alternative, Mexican Wormwood (Artemisia mexicana) has a long history as a folk medicine and in ritual practices. Smoked, it produces a gentle stimulating effect followed by pleasant euphoria. Discover its cultivation and psychoactive qualities.
The Green Fairy, aka la Fée Verte, lives in the absinthe, an alcoholic botanical blend of wormwood, anise and fennel. Highly ceremonial in its consumption, absinthe is legendary among poets, artists, and psychonauts for its hallucinogenic properties, and is deserving of the utmost regard, as the mythical Green Lady can turn nasty if consumed in excess.
Kinnikinnick, Native American smoking blends, were used for shamanic purposes, medicinal reasons, social rites, and for pleasure. Made from Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata) and a number of entheogenic add-ons like Sassafras, Bearberry, Indian poke and Bog Bilberry, these psychoactive concoctions could be wildly euphoric.
Tripping horses long puzzled scientists. Turns out, the seeds of Sleepy grass (Stipa robusta) grow a fungus that may contain the highest concentrations of lysergic acid amides—a close cousin of LSD—found in nature.