Ancient cultures had many spiritual and esoteric practices that were believed to lead to healing, expanding consciousness and even enlightenment. Magic mushrooms used to be part of these types of rituals that, in some parts, are still practiced today.
Traditionally, ancient shamans and women practicing the healing arts in some Native American cultures used various plants and fungi to gain profound insights about the world and humanity. They believed that psychedelic mushrooms like psilocybe cubensis mushrooms could allow them to reach a state of harmony with the universe and even see visions of what the future will bring.
According to anthropologists, some hallucinogens have been used as early as 11,000 years ago. The use of psilocybin mushrooms was mostly for religious ceremonies, prophecies and vision quests. Some shaman even believed that magic mushrooms were able to give them supernatural powers. Among the Aztecs and Mayas, psychedelic mushrooms were literally known as “teonanácatl” which means “flesh of the gods,” because they believed the psychedelic experiences they created during the rituals could help them to see and commune with the gods.
Many other ancient cultures throughout the world have used hallucinogens and the various species of magic mushrooms that grew in their areas. In fact, some scholars have said that it’s very likely that psilocybin mushrooms played an important part in Ancient Egyptian culture as early as 3,100 BC, and that the Eye of Horus could have been the depiction of an entheogenic mushroom.
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