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Buddhadharma : Fall 2018
30 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER'S QUARTERLY The term “psychedelic” was coined in the 1950s by the psychiatrist Humphry Osmond and championed by Aldous Huxley, Al Hubbard, and Timothy Leary. The Greek roots of the word are psyche, “mind” or “soul,” and delic, “manifest” or “visible,” with a combined meaning of “mind/soul manifesting.” Want- ing to avoid the cultural baggage from the 1960s and 70s, the term entheogen was coined in 1979, meaning “generating God within.” The following are the entheo- gen/psychedelics substances most commonly used by American Buddhists. Ayahuasca is a tea traditionally brewed from a combi- nation of the vine banisteriopsis caapi, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, and the leaves of the psychotria viridis, which contains dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, a chemical known for radically alter- ing mental states. Shamans in the Amazon offer ayahuasca sacramentally, often with songs of healing, to cure physical and mental illness and as part of their spiritual practices. There are many “ayahuasca ana- logues” around the world that use plants with similar biochemistry to generate com- parable effects. In 2006, the US Supreme Court affirmed the right of the União do Vegetal Church, a Brazilian-based Christian organization, to use aya- huasca in their church services in the United States. Psilocybin, the active ingredient of so-called magic mushrooms, is found in more than two hundred species of mushrooms that grow mainly in North and South America and Northern Europe. In some traditional cultures, including Mexico, it is used for physical and psychological healing. R. Gordon Wasson, a senior Psychedelics Used in Buddhist Practice ILLUSTRATIONCIROMACCORD