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SACRED PLANT MEDICINES & ENTHEOGENS

ABOUT US.

                                           is dedicated to honouring and celebrating an untold history. The history of traditional medicines used by our ancestors for ritual ceremonies, healing of trauma, and pleasure.

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Ayahuasca, Kratom, Salvia, Mescaline Containing Cacti (Peyote/San Pedro), and Psilocybin mushrooms,

along with many other naturally occurring psychedelics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and medicinal herbs are but some of the products we offer. We have also curated an extensive resource section where you can learn more about these sacred substances & how to use them with safety and efficacy.

We want to afford everyone the opportunity to have a life-changing psychedelic experience. That's why we have spent the last several years organizing a collective of the most knowledgeable Shamans, Foragers, Clandestine Chemists, and expert Mushroom/Cacti producers -- To offer Canada safe access to a wide variety of authentic naturally occurring traditional medicines.

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What are Plant Medicines?

Any naturally occurring substance which provides the ability to achieve a divine/spiritual state can be considered a Plant Medicine (also commonly referred to as an Entheogen or a Psychedelic). Substances such as Psilocybin Mushrooms, Peyote/San Pedro, and Ayahuasca are all examples of Plant Medicine.

Plant medicines can be found growing naturally in environments all over the globe, and humans have utilized these substances for various purposes since before the dawn of civilization. From the Mazatec tribes of Central/Southern America, to Southeast Asian/Polynesian First Nations, to the Ancient Greeks & Egyptians, these substances are deeply intertwined with human culture, with some even arguing they were a catalyst for it.

The 3 most commonly known and used Plant Medicines are - Ayahuasca, Mescaline containing Cacti (Peyote and San Pedro), and Psilocybin Mushrooms

Click on each image below for more information on the respective substance.

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The History of Plant Medicines.

Plant Medicines have been used by humans for several thousand years, if not longer, with the earliest concrete archeological evidence in the form of painted murals dating back to approximately 5,700 B.C.E. This mural in specific (found in Mexico) depicts the use of Peyote cactus by the Mazatec peoples, while other rock paintings in Spain (dating to approx 5,000 B.C.E) clearly show early humans consuming psilocybin mushrooms.

 

R. Gordon Wasson and Giorgio Samorini (two renowned proponents of entheogen use) have proposed several examples of the cultural use of Entheogens found growing naturally in Southern and Central America. Morning Glory seeds discovered by archaeologists at Pazyryk suggest early ceremonial practices by the Scythians occurred during the 5th to 2nd century BCE, while prominent Egyptologists such as Stephen Berlant and James Arthur theorize that that that Egyptian White and Triple Crown hieroglyphics were Psilocybe cubensis that the Egyptians grew on barley. Natives of Southeast Asia regularly consumed dried Kratom leaf, while Ancient Greeks who underwent a ceremony dubbed "The Elusinian Mysteries" drank a psychoactive brew thought to contain LSA (a chemical precursor to LSD) and psilocybin. 

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Most of the well-known modern examples of Entheogens, such as Ayahuascapeyotepsilocybin mushrooms, and morning glories are from the native cultures of the Americas. However, shamans from different cultures all over the world have traditionally used psychedelics/entheogens for religious, ritual, & ceremonial purpose. This is because consumption of psychedelics/entheogens elicits dreams or visions through sensory distortion, which are thought by these communities to be a way of communication with the supernatural. Furthermore, many indigenous cultures believe that these sacred substances were given or gifted to them by "the gods".  

 

Interestingly, modern "western" science has also proved (using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)), a strong correlation between Psychedelic/Entheogenic experiences and non-ordinary forms of consciousness, such as those experienced in meditation, near-death experiences (NDE's), & mystical experiences. This echoes (and perhaps confirms) millennia-old shamanistic sentiment -- that these substances truly are metaphysical.

Ayahuasca

Banisteriopsis Caapi & Psychotria Viridis

Active ingredients - β-carboline (MAOI) & Di methyl Tryptamine (active)

Ayahuasca is among the oldest and most recognized sacred Enthogens in the world. It is an entheogenic brew or tea made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the Psychotria viridis leaf which is most often used in traditional ceremonies among the indigenous tribes of Amazonia (Southern America).

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Psychotria virdris contains Di Methyl Tryptamine (DMT), a powerful psychedelic substance that interestingly is also endogenously produced in the human brain. DMT can be found in several different forms, from a powder extracted out of certain DMT-rich plants, to vaporizer cartridges that offer unparalleled ease of use, to the leaves of P. Viridis. An important factor to note is that DMT has very low oral bioavailability, which means that if you consume DMT orally it will have little to no effects (which is why DMT powder must be smoked or vaporized, and even then has a short duration). 

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Banisteriopsis caapi is the workaround to DMT's low bioavailability that, according to legend, was shown to native shamans by their respective cultural deities. B. Caapi contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), most notably β-carboline, which inhibits the activity of monoamine oxidase enzymes -- enzymes your body produces that nullify the effects of DMT. When both substances are taken simultaneously (Ayahuasca brew), the MAOI's in B. Caapi allow the effects of DMT to be felt, and lengthen the duration of the experience. Smoked or vaporized DMT typically lasts for between 15-20 minutes, while an Ayahuasca experience can last up to 12 hours.

Traditional ayahuasca healing ceremonies have recently become more popular among Westerners and Europeans alike, leading to an increase in the appearance of ayahuasca retreats. While it is of great importance to any psychedelic experience, the importance of set and setting during an ayahuasca experience cannot be overstated. This is one of the primary reasons most people choose to attend an Ayahuasca retreat, rather than simply try the experience for themselves (like one would with psilocybin or LSD). These retreats allow people far-removed from traditional lifestyle an opportunity to receive the healing benefits of Ayahuasca in a safe and (relatively) controlled manner. 

Various studies have shown that ayahuasca therapy may be effective in the treatment of depression and addiction, as well as effective in healing psychological trauma like that experienced by individuals who suffer from PTSD. It should be noted that the Ayahuasca experience is not a "fun" or recreational undertaking, and it should be reserved for those who actually need psychological healing -- as the experience often comes with a bout of severe sickness (including vomiting and sometimes even involuntary defacation), and can put you face to face with your deepest and most intimate fears. 

Mescaline Cacti

San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) & Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)

Active ingredient - Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine)

Mescaline-containing Cacti can be found growing natively throughout a large geographic region, from the southern United States to high in the Andes mountains of Peru & Bolivia. These Cacti are documented to have been used in religious ceremony by indigenous peoples for at least 5,500 years, and have also been referred to in the works of several famous 20th century philosophers and authors - perhaps most notably Aldous Huxley, who wrote "The Doors of Perception" about his Mescaline experiences. By far the most well known mescaline-containing Cacti species are; San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) & Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)

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Echinopsis Pachanoi (San Pedro) cactus is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountain regions of South America. It can grow at elevations up to 3000m, and like Peyote is (legally) cultivated as an ornamental around the globe. Called "Huachuma" by indigenous South Americans, this Cacti has been used in spiritual or divinatory ceremonies for Millenia.

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Lophophora Williamsii (Peyote) is a small, spineless cactus which contains several psychoactive alkaloids, most notably Mescaline. It grows natively from the Southern United States to Southern Mexico, however is also cultivated as an ornamental cacti around the world. In most jurisdictions Peyote is legal to cultivate, and will contain on average between 1-3 percent Mescaline (by dried weight).

Mescaline is a naturally occurring alkaloid of the phenethylamine family whose effects are roughly analogous to those of LSD, psilocybin, and DMT. While the effects (including synesthesia, visual hallucination, and profoundly altered thoughts) are similar, mescaline is often reported to produce a distinctly more spiritual or divinatory experience. Mescaline also differs from most other psychoactive substances in its duration, which can be up to 24 hours (nearly 2x as long as most other psychedelics).

Yet another key difference between Mescaline-containing cacti and other psychedelics is that consuming cacti will often elicit what's known as "Purging". It is commonly reported that within 2 hours after ingesting Mescaline cacti (in either a tea or reduction), the body undergoes a 30-60 minute period of intense vomiting and gastrointestinal distress. This can be exhausting, but once done you will be floating in a multiverse of oneness with everything. Here, colours fluoresce, and a sense of languid serenity that cannot be supplanted reigns supreme. In this temporary alternate universe, all is well and conversation is easy.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Lions Mane, Chaga, Reishi, Psilocybe Cubensis, and more.

Mushrooms and other Fungi have been used by Humans in various capacities for thousands of years. From Ötzi, the prehistoric human found high in the Italian Alps encapsulated in ice (carrying Birch Polypore), to the ancient Chinese who revered species such as Reishi, Chaga, and Lions Mane for their medicinal properties. 

 

Mushrooms are widely known to be a robust source of vitamins, including vitamin D, B vitamins, and selenium. They are also an excellent source of protein, and have long been used in culinary applications. Recently, several studies have shown that many fungal species contain phytochemicals which can improve all aspects of our lives - from cognitive function, to intestinal health, to overall mood and outlook on life.

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Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms are perhaps the most well known Plant Medicine. These fungi and the benefits associated with them have experienced significant attention from academia, journalists, and society as a whole over the past few years

These mushrooms can be found growing naturally in nutrient rich soils on every continent of the earth (except Antarctica), and ancient humans across the world revered these fungi for the profound, spiritually charged experiences they often elicit.

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a parasitic fungi which commonly grows on Birch, Alder, and Beech trees. Unlike many other fungi, it does not form a fruiting body (mushroom) but instead grows as a mycelial mass which ranges in colour from charcoal black to a reddish orange and often resembles the slag left after a coal fire. Chaga mushrooms are a rich source of antioxidants and also contain compounds that may reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL)(the so called "bad" cholesterol).

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Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) is an edible mushroom native to North America, Northern Europe, and Asia. It has long been renowned as a culinary mushroom, offering a flavour which has been compared to Lobster, at a fraction of the cost. Recent studies have shown that Lions Mane mushrooms contain numerous polysaccharides, (such as β-glucan) which can improve memory, cognition, focus, and overall neural health. 

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Reishi (Ganoderma Lingzhi)  is a an edible polypore fungus native to Eastern Asia. It has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years, and is colloquially referred to as "the mushroom of immortality" by many holistic practitioners. In nature it is a rare mushroom, with only 1 in approx. 10,000 trees having Lingzhi mycelium present. Reishi is prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, and Reishi mushrooms also contain many other beneficial compounds (which include polysaccharides, coumarin, and mannitol).  

Kratom

Mitragyna Speciosa

Active ingredient - Mitragynine & related alkaloids

Mitragyna Speciosa (commonly known as Kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree which grows abundantly all over Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papa New Guinea). It was first formally described by the Dutch botanist Pieter Korthals in 1839, however Kratom has been used by indigenous Southeast asians in numerous applications from stimulant, to painkiller for thousands of years.

 

Kratom at low doses (1-2 grams) produces stimulant effects similar to that of coffee, with users commonly reporting increased alertness, physical energy, sex-drive, and talkativeness. However, at high doses (over 5 grams) many individuals report sedative and painkilling effects. Due to these dualistic effects which allow kratom to be used in many applications, you can see why this plant is highly valued by the cultures who reside where it grows. Even in the modern day, many southeast Asians prefer kratom over prescription medications. 

Mitragynine (the active molecule in Kratom) is similar to many other psychedelics due to its high affinity for several 5HT (serotonin) receptors, however Kratom differs from most other psychedelics because it has the potential to be addictive. If used consistently, it can be habit forming, and withdrawal symptoms can occur in some cases. Kratom can also be dangerous when combined with other sedatives. 

 

  Kratom is traditionally consumed by simply chewing the broad, dark-green, glossy leaves, however it is equally effective when dried and powdered. For easy consumption, many prefer to encapsulate it or brew kratom powder into a tea. Because Kratom carries the potential for addiction, we urge caution when consuming this plant medicine. 

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