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  Peyote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small spineless cactus whose native region extends from the southwestern United States (including the states of Texas and New Mexico) through central Mexico.
Peyote contains a large spectrum of phenethylamine alkaloids, the principal of which is mescaline.
A resurgence of interest in the use of peyote was spawned in the 1970s by accounts of its use in the early works of writer Carlos Castaneda.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peyote   (890 words)

 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
Peyote was originally described in 1560, however it was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that botanists were able to conduct field research and correctly classify the cactus (Anderson, 1980).
The contrasting peyote ceremony consists of a prayer meeting in which peyote is ingested under the leadership of the leader or road man while utilizing singing, drumming, and prayers in the time from of dusk to dawn.
Peyote religion is what saved the Osage tribe from moral corruption, "Peyote induced a beautiful state and behavior of adherents was as different from that of whisky drinkers on a spree as that of peaceful sheep and rampant lions" (Stewart, 1987).
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/peyote.htm   (1180 words)

 Peyote song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peyote songs are a form of Native American music, now most often performed as part of the Native American Church.
Peyote songs share characteristics of Apache music (Southern Athabascan) and Plains-Pueblo music, having been promoted among the Plains by the Apache people.
Vocal style, melodic contour, and rhythm in Peyote songs is closer to Apache than Plains, featuring only two durational values, predominating thirds and fifths of Apache music with the tile-type melodic contour, incomplete repetitions, and isorhythmic tendencies of Plains-Pueblo music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peyote_song   (175 words)

 A Brief History of Peyote
The Father Peyote (a large "mescal button" or dried top of the Peyote plant) is placed on a cross or rosette of sage leaves at the center of the altar.
Peyote eaten in ceremony has assumed the role of a sacrament in part because of its biological activity: the sense of well-being that it induces and the psychological effects (the chief of which is the kaleidoscopic play of richly colored visions) often experienced by those who indulge in its use.
Peyote is considered sacred by native Americans, a divine "messenger" enabling the individual to communicate with God without the medium of a priest.
www.peyote.org   (3493 words)

 AllRefer.com - peyote (Pharmacology) - Encyclopedia
The mushroomlike crown, called a peyote, or mescal, button (but unrelated to the liquor mescal), is cut off, and chewed, brewed into a concoction for drinking, or rolled into pellets to be swallowed.
The use of peyote is said to produce a mental state that allows celebrants to feel closer to their ancestors and their Creator.
In 1970, the state of Texas legalized peyote for use by Native Americans in religious ceremonies; a federal law confirming this protection was enacted in 1995.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/peyote.html   (331 words)

 Quanah Parker/Peyote
Parker was influential in the spread of Christian peyotism among the Plains Indians.
Today, bona fide religious use of peyote by such organizations as the Native American Church continues and is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as several sections of the Arizona Constitution pursuant to Arizona State Judge Yale McFate's July 26, 1960 ruling.
Cultivating peyote is a rewarding experience but requires great patience: If started from seed, it can take up to five years to obtain a plant that is 15 mm in diameter.
www.stainblue.com /quanahparker.html   (465 words)

Although the consumption of peyote is illegal in the United States, the law allows it to be used as part of the religious ceremony of the Native American Church, whose membership is largely American Indian.
Peyote is also used to treat fevers, as a painkiller for rheumatism, and to treat paralysis.
Peyote is applied as a poultice for fractures, wounds, and snake bite.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_peyote.htm   (633 words)

 Ethnobotany Garden - "The role of plants in society"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peyote came to many Native American tribes around the time they were confined to reservations, and their culture and traditions were being stripped from them.
Peyotism on one hand was caught in the middle, and on the other hand, it helped to bring many natives together despite this division.
Peyote's impact and role in shaping the history of these peoples is significant and important to who they have become, and their struggles in the past and present.
ethnobotany.yage.net /article2.html   (3347 words)

 Erowid Mescaline Vault : Peyote FAQ
Peyote is a native of the Chihuahan Desert, specifically, portions of the Rio Grande Valley in Southern Texas, and south as far as the state of San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
The peyote ceremony which was introduced to the American Plains Indians is a formalized, all-night prayer meeting, usually held in a teepee, hogan, or peyote house especially set aside for that purpose.
Peyote is eaten or consumed as a tea and a vigil is kept until such time as the communicant comes to a sense of physical and spiritual completion.
www.erowid.org /plants/peyote/peyote_faq.shtml   (3840 words)

 Botany of Peyote
The peyote cactus is a flowering plant of the family Cactaceae, which is a group of fleshy, spiny plants found primarily in the dry regions of the New World.
Peyote has also been referred to as the "sacred mushroom"; this confusion probably is the result of the similar appearance of dried peyote tops and dried mushrooms.
Ergastic substances are evident in the cortex of peyote.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/lsd/pbotany.htm   (6187 words)

Peyote is a native of the Chihuahan Desert and is annually harvested by the millions.
Because of careless harvesting practices however, peyote is often cut too deeply, leaving little or no root remaining in the ground.
The positive, life enhancing benefit of the peyote medicine is noted in the ritual use of peyote as a religious sacrament in a number of Native American cultures.
www.1-cannabis-seeds.com /peyote.htm   (313 words)

 Peyote | CESAR
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii or Lophophora diffusa) is a spineless cactus with small protrusions called "buttons" that are used for psychoactive hallucinogenic purposes.
It is a hallucinogen derived from several different cacti— the Peyote cactus that grows in the southwestern United States and Mexico, the San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) found in Peru, 1 or the Peruvian Torch cactus (Trichocereus peruvianus).
Peyote is one of the oldest psychedelic agents known.
www.cesar.umd.edu /cesar/drugs/peyote.asp   (802 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Drug Descriptions, Peyote & Mescaline
Peyote is a small, spineless cactus, Lophophora williamsii, whose principal active ingredient is the hallucinogen mescaline (3, 4, 5-trimethoxyphenethylamine).
From earliest recorded time, peyote has been used by natives in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States as a part of their religious rites.
While peyote produced rich visual hallucinations that were important to the native peyote cults, the full spectrum of effects served as a chemically induced model of mental illness.
www.dea.gov /concern/peyote.html   (160 words)

 CSP - 'A Brief History of the Native American Church'
We have many early, brief descriptions of peyote use among natives of northwestern Mexico, and two Inquisition reports from Santa Fe, New Mexico, which document peyote's use in divination, showing that by 1630 it was already being used five hundred miles north of its natural habitat.
Peyote was accepted as a remedy and inspiration by members of many Oklahoma tribes during an era of agonizing cultural disintegration, which reached a peak during the 1880s.
Descriptions of still-existing Peyote rituals that are essentially free of Christian admixtures - those of the Tepehuan, Cora, Huichol, and Tarahumara tribes in Mexico, for example - hint of pre-Columbian origins of contemporary Church meetings, for anthropologists can point to aboriginal counterparts for virtually all of the sacred artifacts that the Native American Church uses.
www.csp.org /communities/docs/fikes-nac_history.html   (1751 words)

 Psychoactive cacti
Peyote has many uses in folkloric medicine including the treatment of arthritis, consumption, influenza, intestinal disorders, diabetes, snake and scorpion bites and datura poisoning.
Because of the presence of several phenolic alkaloids peyote cacti do not spoil easily and may be kept in their fresh form for several weeks after harvesting.
Experiments conducted by Rosenberg, Mclaughlin and Paul at the University of of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1966 demonstrated that dopamine is a precursor of mescaline in the peyote cactus.
www.xs4all.nl /~4david/cacti.html   (5181 words)

 Grandfather peyote
Although I had heard of peyote, and was intrigued by the cute, buttony fuzziness of the cacti, most of which were less than two inches in diameter and had intricate spiral designs on their tips, I was puzzled by my friend's statements.
Peyote "churches", combining Christianity and peyotism, began to be known in the early 1900's as the "Native American Church." In 1954, the "Native American Church of Canada" was formed.
Peyote is a hardy, widely-distributed plant; its natural growing range extends from the Rio Grande and western regions of Texas southward into Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert and Tamaulipan Thorn Forest.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/104.html   (3440 words)

 Wired News: Peyote Won't Rot Your Brain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Compared with LSD and mushrooms, peyote is a bit obscure, with its use -- at least legally -- limited to the sacramental rites of the Native American Church, which has as many as 300,000 members.
Peyote comes from the crowns of a cactus that grows in northern Mexico and parts of Texas.
When enough peyote is eaten, users enter a hallucinogenic state thanks to its active ingredient, the chemical mescaline.
www.wired.com /news/medtech/0,1286,69477,00.html   (826 words)

 AMAZING NATURE, psychoactive herbs, seeds, mushrooms and cacti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii grows in South-Eastern America and in northern regions of Mexico.
In Mexico, peyote has been used for divination in shamanic rituals and in the treatment of ailments for at least 10,000 years.
Peyote is a small gray-green desert cactus, which has tufts of cotton like material instead of thorns.
amazing-nature.com /info/7010.htm   (673 words)

 Utah Peyote Case
Peyote is a psychotropic cactus that has been used as a religious sacrament for centuries.
In a unanimous decision, the court found in favor of a couple charged in 2000 with drug distribution for providing peyote to members and visitors at their church in Benjamin, about 50 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
Attorneys for the state argued there is no exception in state law for the use of peyote by Indians and said that even if the court ruled there was such an exception, it could not be extended to cover non-Indians.
www.cognitiveliberty.org /news/utah_peyote_case.html   (420 words)

 Peyote (Lophophora williamsii), San Pedro and Peruvianus cacti
Peyote has a history of traditional use amongst native American tribes as a shamanic teacher plant that can give visions of an alternate reality or the spirit world.
The effects of peyote (or mescaline) are unique and although they can begin with nausea, this levels out to a narcotic euphoria and intense, yet pleasurable hallucinations.
Peyote grows very slowly and needs to be at least 12 years old before it is ready for journeying; the above pic compares a 16-year-old peyote to an English apple.
www.potseeds.co.uk /peyote   (1135 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: In Deep South Texas, peyote harvest dwindling
Johnson is part of a nearly extinct trade of licensed peyote harvesters and distributors, at a time when the supply of the cactus and access to it is dwindling.
Although 90 percent of the peyote in North America grows in Mexico, the number of ceremonial users there — mostly Huichol Indians —; is a small fraction of the number in the United States and Canada.
The church was incorporated in 1918 in Oklahoma to protect the religious use of peyote by indigenous Americans.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002504616_peyote19.html   (821 words)

 Peyote Cactus Website | Peyote Cactus Webpage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Peyote cacti produce the chemical known as mescaline in their mushroom shaped caps.
The peyote cactus is a flowering plant of the family loopholes Williams, the commonly known peyote cactus, comprises a large northern population.
Title peyote & mescaline history & uses of the 'divine cactus mescal Apaches, mescaline was first isolated from the peyote cactus in 1896 and independently synthesized in 1918.
www.cactus-plants-online.info /peyote-cactus.html   (1124 words)

 cultivation of Peyote
You should be aware that peyote is one of the slowest growing cacti.
One note regarding the 'law', Peyote is illegal in the US, although it was there long before the recent 'civilization'.
Peyote is exempted from the act-- it is legal in Canada!!
www.xs4all.nl /~knehnav/cultivation.htm   (909 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Peyote
Peyote has been used since pre-Columbian times by Native Americans in their religious rites; the practice has been incorporated into their modern Christian ceremonies.
The peyote cactus by nature is normally found in desert or semi-arid environments.
The Peyote Road addresses the United States Supreme Court 'Smith' decision, which denied protection of 1st Amendment religious liberty to the sacramental use of Peyote for Indigenous people, one of the oldest tribal religions in the Western Hemisphere.
fusionanomaly.net /peyote.html   (877 words)

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