Peyote is a small, green, spineless, button-shaped cactus that grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States. Its scientific name is Lophophora williamsii . The psychede…lic effects of peyote come primarily from the alkaloid mescaline. (MORE)
Peyote is not addictive at all. When I lived in the Southwest, it showed up very infrequently, once every few years or so. It is a dried up brownish looking button about one i…nch in diameter. The center of the button is pure strychnine, it looks like white cottonish material. Pick all this out, throw it away and chew the remaining wood textured button. Eating it bite for bite with an apple helps it go down. After an hour you may throw up. Then the colors come and the earth energy. Peyote is energizing and you will want to be outdoors for this trip. The effects of two-three small buttons will last 6-8 hours. There is a lot of superstition and lore about peyote. One should never sell it for profit, or it will anger the Peyote god, Mescalero. You can cover the costs of obtaining it, but the no profit rule is very strict. Bad things can and do happen if you pick it out of season. Also, when picking, you must follow the straight line of the cactuses. Meaning that you can not just pick from a few cactuses next to each other, but must go vertical, horizontal or diagonal from the first plant. Pick in a straight line from the last plant. this is important..
Peyote is meant to be used for enlightenment and to see visions. It is a sacred plant and should be respected. One trip lasts a long time in terms of emotional and spiritual satisfaction, thus no addiction. (MORE)
A spineless, dome-shaped cactus (Lophophora williamsii) native to Mexico and the southwest United States, having buttonlike tubercles that are chewed fresh or dry as a narco…tic drug by certain Native American peoples. Also called mescal .and good (MORE)
Peyotism isn't a 'where' unless you are asking where it is practiced, or where to find the spineless cactus that is the 'Peyote'. Peyotism is a 'what' and a 'how'. Sources:… http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/peyotism .
"Peyotism is the religion of some Native North Americans in which the hallucinogenic peyote - spineless cactus - button is used as the sacramental food. It is the most widespread indigenous contemporary Native American religion. Peyotism teaches an ethical doctrine much like those of the monotheistic religions. However, it eschews specific Christian theology, its exponents often stating that while Christ came to the whites, peyote came to the Native Americans. The peyote rite lasts from sunset to sunrise and is usually held in a Plains-type tepee. The rite has four major elements: prayer, singing, eating the sacramental peyote, and contemplation. The religion probably originated among the Kiowa in Oklahoma about 1890 and reflects the influence of traditional peyote use among Mesoamerican groups such as the Huichol. In 1918 many peyotists were brought together as the Native American Church N.ative American Church, Native American religious group whose beliefs blend fundamentalist Christian elements with pan-Native American moral principles.. (MORE)
Its only bad for weak minded and / or inexperienced individuals. It can be an awesome, mind opening, powerful trip. Peyote is not my favorite hallucinogen but its worth trying…, if you think you can handle it. (MORE)