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Paul Devereux - On Migraine and mushrooms

Identifier

000148

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Some added information on migraine, drugs and rock art

A description of the experience

Paul Devereux

Jeremy Dronfield, an archaeologist at Cambridge University, compared the patterns ‘seen’ by cannabis, LSD, mescalin, psilocybin [magic mushroom] users, migraine sufferers, cocaine users and light flicker hallucinations; with the patterns on rock art and stone megaliths in Ireland. The only pattern which matched was the one seen by magic mushroom and fungi users and by flickering light stroboscopic or migraine sufferers. As mind altering mushrooms can be easily found in the Irish countryside, he concluded they were probably used as part of shamanism. Combined with sensory deprivation and probably fasting, the ingestion of mind altering substances would lead to profound experience of trance induced mental imagery.

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Fasting
Migraine
Psilocybin

Suppressions

Reverse REM
Sensory deprivation

Commonsteps

References