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Michael Pollan

“Witches and sorcerers cultivated plants with the power to "cast spells" -- in our vocabulary, "psychoactive" plants. Their potion recipes called for such things as datura, opium poppies, belladona, hashish, fly-agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria), and the skin of toads (which can contain DMT, a powerful hallucinogen). These ingredients would be combined in a hempseed-oil-based "flying ointment" that the witches would then administer vaginally using a special dildo. This was the "broomstick" by which these women were said to travel. (119)”


Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
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