Mescaline 101: A Guide to This Natural Psychedelic
What is Mescaline?
Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is a naturally occurring alkaloid that induces hallucinations and intoxication and is found in mescal buttons made from certain types of cactus plants. The San Pedro cactus, Peruvian torch, Bolivian torch, Echinopsis scopulicola, peyote cactus, and other cacti species all naturally contain it. Mescaline has been used for thousands of years, although most people are familiar with it as a substance that some Native Americans in Mexico as well as in Latin America used during religious rituals.
How is Mescaline Ingested?
Peyote buttons are most frequently chewed, although they can also be dissolved in water and ingested. The most common form of pure mescaline is a white or brownish crystalline powder that can be purchased either loose or as a tablet enclosed in a capsule.
What’s a Mescaline Trip Like?
Since mescaline is considered a hallucinogenic and psychedelic drug and its effects include:
- An altered state of consciousness that is frequently characterized as joyful, upbeat, pleasurable, and “illuminating” and that has altered thinking as well as alterations in time and perception
- feeling as though you are dreaming.
- severe visual distortions, noticeable alterations in visual perception, and possibly hallucinations (in which you perceive things that aren’t there). You may experience these with or without your eyes open. Auditory hallucinations, or hearing things that aren’t there, are less frequent.
- development of nausea, headaches, and anxiety-related sensations.
To create the hallucinatory effects, which can last for 12 to 18 hours, most users chew the button-shaped seeds.
What is Wachuma?
In the Andean mountains of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, there is a sacred cactus called wachuma (also called San Pedro). It is one of Peru’s most sacred plants, along with tobacco, ayahuasca, and coca, and has been utilized for healing and consciousness-expanding purposes for more than 4,000 years.
The medication is often made into a tea by boiling stem pieces for a few hours, then cooling the liquid before consuming it. It is regarded as a kind, strong, and masculine teaching plant.
San Pedro is a meditation and self-awareness method that promotes healing from the past and opens the door to a more heart-centred way of living. When limiting thoughts and beliefs are brought to the forefront of our consciousness, we have the chance to let go of anything that isn’t in line with our highest good (purged).
It fosters the expansion of awareness and makes space for more lightness in our daily experience by cleansing and harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. Getting rid of our restrictions enhances our sense of well-being, love, kinship with others, and our sense of connection to Mother Earth (Pachamama).
What’s the Difference Between Wachuma and Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca, which promotes healing and self-knowledge, is regarded as the female teacher plant of the forest. Wachuma (San Pedro) is regarded as the supreme being, the expanding, macrocosmic male plant of the Andes. DMT is a component of the Ayahuasca plant medicine, whereas mescaline is a component of the San Pedro plant medicine. While San Pedro’s energy has more of a male feel to it, many shamans equate it with the energy of a father or grandfather. Ayahuasca is frequently perceived as connected with the spirit of a grandmother.
Ayahuasca is a journey that aids in self-understanding and the discovery and healing of missing soul parts.
Wachuma makes us feel connected to the world around us by helping to open our hearts, revealing the Divine within and without.
What Are The Benefits of Peyote?
It has been discovered that some Native Americans consume peyote for purposes other than ceremonial or religious purposes. For instance, some tribes think that peyote can treat conditions like toothaches, labour pains, fever, rheumatism, alcoholism, and other drug addictions.
Peyote may help with some mental health disorders, according to recent scholarly studies. According to a recent study that was released this year, mescaline consumption was linked to a decrease in the signs and symptoms of anxiety, sadness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. A significant decrease in alcohol and drug usage was also reported by people who had a history of substance abuse disorders after using mescaline.
Peyote/mescaline users also had a much-decreased incidence of agoraphobia, an anxiety illness linked to going outside, according to a 2013 study. This implies that using peyote may be linked to a decrease in anxiety symptoms.
We at Get Magic Mushrooms hope this article was informative regarding mescaline and its uses. As always, please do the necessary research before trying any psychedelic and always start with the lowest dose available.