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Mescaline (peyote) & psilocybin (mushrooms)


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Mescaline (Peyote) & Psilocybin (Mushrooms)

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Mescaline (peyote) & psilocybin (mushrooms)

  1. 1. Mescaline (Peyote) &Psilocybin (Mushrooms)By Brieanne Ritchie& Joshua Pierce
  2. 2. Definitions• Mesacline – is a hallucinogen obtained from the small, spineless Peyote,San Pedro and Peruvian Torch cactus. Mesacline is also found in certainmembers of the Fabaceae (bean family)• Psilocybin Mushrooms - are fungi that contain psychoactive indolealkaloids. Common terms for Psilocybin Mushrooms are shrooms andmagic mushrooms. There are approximately 190 species of shrooms.
  3. 3. History• Mescaline has been used for over 3000 years by Native Americans inMexico. Long history of Native American religious ceremonies used inSouth America from Peru to Ecuador. First isolated and identified in 1897by the German chemist Arthur Heffter.• Psilocybin Mushrooms have likely been used since prehistoric time andMesoamerica for religious communion, and healing. The Spanish believedthe mushroom allowed the Aztecs and others to communicate with devils.
  4. 4. Useful Information• Mescaline trip can last upwards to 12 hours. AMushroom trip can last between 3-8 hoursdepending on dosage and preparation method.Mescaline and Mushrooms can be cooked, used inteas, swallowed through capsules, or injected.
  5. 5. Short Term Effects• Both result in similar trips. Visual effect include enhancementcontrasting colors, strange light phenomena, increased visualacuity, surfaces the seem to ripple, shimmer, or breathe.Complex open and closed eye visuals of constants or images,objects that wrap, morph, or change solid colors. Sense ofmelting into the environment, trails behind moving object.
  6. 6. Long Term Effects• Both are Spiritualy significant. Studies conclude thatthose who tried shrooms reported a betterpersonality, mood, loss of anxiety and depression,and feeling tired and drowsy after use.
  7. 7. Treatment and Addiction• Both Mescaline and Psilocybin Mushroomshave no evidence of addiction, physical orphysiological dependence.• People will become tolerant to the effectswith continued use.
  8. 8. Facts and Statistics• There as been no reported deaths from eitherof the two substances.• 5% of U.S. residence (10.2 million) have triedshrooms
  9. 9. Work Citied••