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    Early Entheogens



    What kind of mind-altering substances have Europeans been using early on in history and prehistory? For example:


    • Cannabis is indigenous to India and central Asia; when did it make its way to Europe?
    • The hallucinogenic mushroom Psilocybe semilanceata is native to many areas of Europe. Is there any evidence for its use among early European peoples?
    • The German Reinheitsgebrot limited the ingredients of beer to Water, Barley, and Hops. Wikipedia repeats a common claim that "Religious conservatism may have also played a role in adoption of the rule in Bavaria, to suppress the use of plants that were allegedly used in pagan rituals, such as gruit, henbane, belladonna, or wormwood." What are the effects of these, and how likely were they to have been used ritually?

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    alcohol and hallucinogenic mushrooms
    the latter by Vikings and probably by Celts too

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