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Saturday, 20 September 2008

Spiritual Use Of Dmt Or Dimethyltryptamine

Spiritual Use Of Dmt Or Dimethyltryptamine Cover DMT, or dimethyltryptamine, is one example of an entheogen that has been used in a spiritual setting for millennia. As previously mentioned, two South American churches, the Santo Daime and Uniao do Vegetal, use ayahuasca, or hoasca, as their sacrament. This is a tea made from boiled plants. One plant contains DMT and another plant contains MAOIs, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors. DMT is only orally active when it is combined with an MAOI. Otherwise DMT can be insufflated, smoked, injected, or administered anally without an MAOI.
Despite the fact that DMT is classified as a Schedule I drug, the United States Supreme Court still recognized its spiritual significance. In the case of Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, the Supreme Court heard arguments on November 1, 2005 and unanimously ruled in February 2006 that the U.S. Federal Government must allow the Uniao do Vegetal to import and consume ayahuasca for religious Ceremonies under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even our own Supreme Court recognizes the spiritual significance of these substances.

Downloadable books (free):

Scott Cunningham - Wicca A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner
David Oringderff - Spiritual Philosophy And Practice Of Wicca In The Us Military
Benjamin Rowe - A Ritual Of The Heptagram