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“Ancient Maya mushroom connections: a transcendental interaction model”.
J Psychoactive Drugs. 1982 Jul-Sep 19;14(3):221-38.
An item of trade and a group of traders are presented in this article in the framework of a hypothesis: a model which involves the ancient Maya ofMesoamerica and their propensity to utilize and trade a unique commodity, psychotropic mushrooms. The aim
of this article is not to rehash specious information concerning the significance that ritual hallucinogenic mushrooms may have had for Mayan peoples centuries
upon centuries ago, but rather, to reinterperet the role and status of these sacred plants in ancient Mayan society.
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