Mazatec Shamans And Your Teenagers – Learn What They May Have In Common!

April 1st, 2021 by dayat Leave a reply »

Is smoking the herb salvia divinorum, considered this generations new hallucinogen? It certainly appears to be. Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family, native to Mexico and still grown there..Used primarily by the indigenous Mazatec shamans, it is said to produce a visionary state of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions. It is generally smoked, but can also be chewed or made into a tea to induce experiences ranging from excitable laughter to a more intense altered state.

Available on the internet, salvia is best known as Sally D, Magic Mint, Maria Pastora, Sage of Seers or Diviners Sage. Salvia leaves generally sell for about $30.00 an ounce. There is also a liquid extract from the plant known as salvianorin A, that can be purchased in various strengths labeled “5x” through “60x.” Known for giving it’s user an out-of-body sense of traveling through time and space, it has also been stated that the user feels that they are merging with inanimate objects.

When asked what effects it had on two young adults who recently started smoking salvia, their answers were mixed. One young man described the experienced high as too intense, too short and you feel fried when it’s done. The second young man who smoked salvia said it was a bland, boring high that lasted anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 or 4 minutes

Louisiana’s agricultural and forestry commissioner Mike Strain was successful in 2005 with his attempt to make salvia illegal in his state. Florida state Rep. Mary Bradenburg has introduced a bill to make possession of salvia a felony and punishable with prison. Currently sixteen states have targeted salvia with their concerns about the psychedelic effects it has on its users, and eight states have restrictions in place.

Salvia divinorum passes through the body quickly and does not show up on drug screens. It is relatively inexpensive and easily obtained through the internet. Although, the actual high appears to be short term, parents are concerned and rightly so, about it’s long term effects on their teenagers.


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