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is this true about shamanism?

I read that they use herbal concoctions and hallucinogenic plants in Shamanism. One of the most popular is the Ayahuasca practice. It is sometimes made into a ‘brew’ or mixed with other plants in various forms. This plant (also called yage or vine of the dead) is found in most regions of the Amazon and comes with dangerous effects.
so is it true?
I also heard they use Peyote which contains a large spectrum of phenethylamine alkaloids, the principal of which is mescaline (a hallucinogenic drug).


  1. Yes, its quite true.
    I saw many rituals that we can’t unexplainable stuffs.
    Not only Brazil but in Asia are also still remains now and will continue forever.
    One of our humans big mysteries can be.

  2. Yep it is true. Shamans use hallucinogenic substances to invoke spirit journeys. They also use drumming, chanting and meditation. Other common hallucinogens are Salvia Divinorum which is used by Mexican Shamans and the Fly Agaric mushroom which is used by Siberian shamans.

  3. Many shamanic traditions involve the use of hallucinogenic plants. Not all do. The plants are used to attain the dream-like state, or trance, during which the shaman receives the wisdom and answers he seeks. There are other methods of achieving trance. Some of these include drumming, breath-control, guided meditations, and self-hypnosis.

  4. In shamanism it’s not necessary to use drugs to “journey”. The beat of a drum or a rattle is normally enough to induce a trance. But yes many ancient practices did use them.


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