misquote of Muraresku in the section: The Religion has a Name: “Shamanism” in Paragraph 2 (under the section title), in line 8: The quote currently reads: “Lying down in a cave for a few days might get the job done,” The correct quote is: “Lying down in a
Ian's experience was more cognitive and involved “relaxing without the blindfold and contemplating.” During his interview, Ian used the allegory of Plato's Cave to explain and make sense of his psilocybin experience, which he described as being quite
The oldest cereal beer appears to have been dated to 13,000 years ago, and its processing was established at Mount Carmel (Israel), in the Natufian site of the Raqefet Cave. The analysis of the starch granules found on the internal surfaces of some
to not overlook the entheogenic principles of alcoholic beverages.
Mark Merlin reviews the evidence of ritual Ephedra use in both Americas and Eurasia, as well as its antiquity (>50,000 years), as evidenced in the Shanidar Neanderthal cave
Philosophy that can be enhanced and illuminated by psychedelics – or entheogens , Huston Smith’s preferred term ( Smith, 2000 ). Rather, Richards advances an idea that I have also contemplated. Namely, that Plato’s famous allegory of the cave are among those
–the 13,000-year-old Natufian burial site within the Raqefet Cave in Israel and 12,000-year-old Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey–TIK further postulates that ancient beer spiked with mind altering drugs was used in early rituals to achieve “ecstatic