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  • Analysis Of The Midnight Velada

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    chant - that has become extremely significant in the cultural world of the Mazatec people comes from a piece of work called “The Midnight Velada” that is traditionally known to be performed by one of the most famous shamans alive, María Sabina. What is so exceptionally meaningful about this particular poem is the actual background behind the

  • Analysis Of The Midnight Velada

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    The Mazatecs: How Mushrooms, “The Midnight Velada,” and María Sabina Influenced the People of the Sierra Mazateca Throughout the entirety of recorded history, the power of words (whether they be spoken aloud or simply read to oneself) has continuously made an enormous impact within all cultures around the world. With outlets like poems, songs, stories, and even symbolic writing, civilizations have been able to develop multiple beliefs and practices through the use of words. A piece of poetry -

  • Salvia divinorum, Herb of Mary, the Shepherdess Essay

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    divinorum Epling & J. Tiva-M. is a member of the mint family (or Lamiaceae) native to the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is used by the Mazatec Indians of the region, in a manner similar to psilocybian mushrooms and lysergic acid-containing morning glory seeds, as a ritual entheogen (hallucinogen) and divinatory aid. It is propagated vegetatively by the Mazatecs, and no wild specimens of the plant have been observed by researchers. The diterpene salvinorin A is the chemical responsible for the visionary

  • Mushrooms In Mexico

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    the 16th century by catholic priests claiming to be using these mushrooms. They were made popular in the U.S, By Mycologist, (mushroom scientist) R. Gordon Wasson. Gordon went to Mexico to study these mushrooms. He met a tribe of indians called the mazatecs. He then watched

  • Salvia Divinorum Research Paper

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    the only place where salvia grows naturally, it is at times cultivated in the United States (“Salvia Divinorum," 2013). The salvia plant has large, hairy green leaves as well as a hollow square stem. Salvia may grow beyond three feet in height. The Mazatec people originally used salvia for spiritual rituals, healing practices, and medicinal purposes ("Salvia Divinorum Drug Profile," 2015). Salvia is a hallucinogen that cause distortions of reality as well as vivid dream -like visions. Salvia differs

  • Ololiuqui Advantages And Disadvantages

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    The term Ololiuqui refers to the seeds of the Rivea corymbosa, a type of morning glory flower. The long vine supports white flowers and leaves shaped like hearts. Rivea corymbosa can be found in Mexico, Cuba, the West Indies and even along the North American Gulf Coast. Because the plant thrives most in wet tropical climates, it can also be found in Central America and the Amazon basin of southern Columbia. Ololiuqui seeds have played a part in Aztec tradition for centuries. Aztec natives in Mexico

  • The Protesters And The Streets Of Downtown Los Angeles Essay

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    son of Teodoro Flores and Margarita Magón. I was born on September 16 1874 in the city of San Antonio Eloxochitlán, located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This city has been known as an indigenous Mazatec community. Approximately 96% of the people living in the municipality speak the indigenous Mazatec language. Many years later the city was later named after me, Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón. What was your social economic throughout your life? I was born in to a poor family, we were not very privileged

  • Mesoamerican American Culture

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    Since prehistoric times, cultures the world over have benefited from the hallucinogenic effects, altered states of perception and cognition, for ritual, recreational, spiritual, and healing purposes. Interestingly, archeological evidence of early shamanic use exists in Mesolithic (20,000 BCE – 10,000 BCE) rock paintings located at the ancient North African site of Tassili n'Ajjer in the Sahara Desert. There also exists a long history of psilocybe mushroom use throughout Mesoamerican cultures. Various

  • History, Tradition And Culture, Mexico

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    A country rich in history, tradition and culture, Mexico is made up of 31 states and one federal district. It is the third largest country in Latin America and has one of the largest populations—more than 100 million—making it the home of more Spanish speakers than any other nation in the world. Despite the political and social changes that have occurred over the centuries, evidence of past cultures and events are apparent everywhere in Mexico. Many of Mexico’s rural areas are still inhabited by