Psychoactive Cacti: Peyote, San Pedro (& others) & Mescaline

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Welcome to Your Community Science Class! On our upcoming program, May 15, 2012gr, we are continuing our look at the psychoactive, teacher/messenger/healers from the plant kingdom (including 'higher' fungi).

On our upcoming program we are looking at the psychoactive cacti which contain mescaline and other alkaloids.  What is the difference between mescaline, which is a phenylalamine and dmt, which is a triptamine?  What are their different effects on neuron receptors?  Why is mescaline called an empathogen?

How many psychoactive cacti are there? Where do they exist in the world?  What are their effects? 

What are psychoactive cacti's role in indigenous cultures and shamanic journey?

Join us we explore these and many other intriguing questions.

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