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La Barre on Bufotenin

posted by drew

04.26.15

"Bufotenin (5-OH-dimethyltryptamine), a hallucinogen present in toadskins as well as in the Amazonian-Antillean narcotic snuff (Anadenanthera peregrina) and in some higher plants and animals, seems specifically to promote a feeling of flying through the air--a factor to be taken into account in reports of shamanistic 'journeys' among paleo-Siberians, and in witches' flights in late medieval Europe."

--Weston La Barre (1980) 

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