From the start of all times, there has been rituals and "out of body" experiences most of these seen as spiritual and divine. Ways to contact gods/the dead/ancestors/to see the furture/to heal...... From the cave man, to the indians to the modern day man... I know I skipped but there is so much in detail of all of these, I was told to make a thread discussing entheogens and so on and so forth, so lets have it..... I did mention These are just a few... ;/ I'll try and go into detail... PEYOTE: Peyote has provoked controversy and persecution, since the arrival of us europeans to "the new world". It was condemend as "Satanic trickery" and seen indeed in these... simple days, as a tool of satan. But, since then it has been constantly under attack from goverments and even religions, alas this cactus has a sacramental role among the Indians, obviously orginated from Mexico but the spread within the last few hundred years to the Northern tribes of America. Not sure where I saw it but someone stated it is "the prototupe of the new world hallucinogens" Another thing that is interesting this cacuts has been found within cave "dwellings" in Texas and is estimated to be over 3,000 years old... So it has been used for some fair time.... And obviously was used in rituals that the Huichol, Camanche, Tarahumara and Cora Indians partook in..... Thats all I got for now chip in.