Commonly known as toad venom, the secretion of the Bufo Alvarius toad — also known as the Sonoran Desert toad — contains 5-MeO-DMT and 5-HO-DMT (Bufotenine), two substances known for their entheogenic properties. Both compounds are naturally-occuring entheogens that are found in several species of plants.
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Yopo or Anadenanthera Peregrina, is a tree native to South America and the Caribbean. The seeds of the tree have been used in healing rituals for thousands of years. They contain DMT, 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin, among other compounds, one of the strongest entheogen on earth.
No doubt you will have heard stories of people going to far-away destinations to experience taking psychoactive or entheogenic brews, to undergo a plant medicine ceremony assisted by a shaman or a facilitator. Amongst the most popular plants used are Huachuma or Peyote cactus, Ayahuasca or Psilocybin mushrooms gatherings
Spirit Animals are believed to hold a particular skill, trait or wisdom that we are supposed to learn or acquire on our earthly journey.
While many cultures believe in the idea of spirit animals, Shamanism is one of the main cultures that use spirit animals in order to enhance spiritual growth and development. They believe that animals hold special wisdom that we can learn from.
Many archaeologists suggest that shamanic practices are ancient, starting at least 30,000 years ago. As an analytical concept, anthropologists define shamans as religious practitioners who interact directly with the spirit world to help their people. Shamans in each culture have their own practices and are called by different names (e.g., chayanyi, curanderos, or vegetalistas)…