COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Mescaline is a naturally occurring psychedelic with a long history of human use. It is best known as the primary active chemical in the peyote cactus.
The use of the Herb or Root called Peyote. . . is a superstitious action
and reproved as opposed to the purity and sincerity of our Holy Catholic Faith,
being so that this said herb, nor any other cannot possess the virtue and natural
efficacy attributed to it for said effects, nor to cause the images, phantasms and
representations on which are founded said divinations, and that in these one sees
notoriously the suggestion and assistance of the devil, author of this abuse.
--- Inquisitors against heresy, depravity and apostasy
---June 19 1620, Mexico City