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Barbara Meyerhoff - Tries Peyote cactus

Identifier

008363

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The following is an account by an anthropologist who ingested peyote cactus under the supervision of a shaman called Ramon

If the communication is in words and sentences it is a bodied or disembodied soul.  If the communication is symbolic, or uses words as puns, or is simply a ‘thought’ without words – an impression conveyed, communication is with a Spirit being , Spirit helper or Intelligence

A description of the experience

Barbara Myerhoff – Peyote Hunt

[from Hans Peter Duerr – Dreamtime]

 ....a tiny speck of brilliant red flitting about a forest darkness.  The speck grew as it neared.  It was a vibrant bird who, an insouciant flicker landed on a rock.  It was Ramon as psychopomp, as Papageno – half man, magic bird, bubbling with excitement.  He led me to the next episode, which presented an oracular gnome like creature of macabre stickiness.  I asked it the question, the one that had not been out of my mind for months.  ‘What do the myths mean?’  He offered his reply in slimy tones, melting with a deadly portentousness that mocked mysteriousness.  ‘The myths signify nothing.  They mean themselves’.

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bird

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Mescaline

Commonsteps

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