Mescaline was isolated and identified by the German pharmacologist Arthur Heffter in 1897. It was first synthesized in 1918 by the Austrian chemist Ernst Späth. Of course, mescaline-containing cacti were in use thousands of years earlier. In fact, archaeological analysis of ancient peyote cactus specimens that had been prepared for human consumption contained an active mescaline content of around 2%. While psilocybin and LSD are more commonly used for microdosing, mescaline is a good alternative. In fact, many users find mescaline more consistently reliable than LSD and psilocybin—and many also report greater results in personal growth and benefit.
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Disease, abusive relationships, crime, workaholism, chronic illnesses, addiction, corruption, terrorism and war – these are all indications of soul loss. This is because you lose vital life force energy when your soul fragments, and if this illness is not healed, it can manifest as a physical, emotional, or mental disease. In some cultures, the elders will say a prayer to their younger ones whenever they hurt themselves, in order to call their souls back. You feel mental or physical fatigue that does not have any medical explanation. Or it may feel like an aching pain, lodged in your body, often in the area of the heart, especially if the trauma was due to a romantic breakup.
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Of course, we cannot generalize current usage statistics from such limited data, but it does give us some idea of its popularity relative to other substances. Unfortunately, precise usage statistics for peyote aren’t really available because surveys tend to lump it together with other substances like LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA. Hence, SAMHSA’s 2014 finding that 0.4% of the US population used “hallucinogens” in the past month is more or less meaningless. The Tarahumara, for example, have used it for long-distance endurance foot races and as a topical treatment for wounds, burns, and painful joints. Among the Huichol, it has also been used by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The situation is much the same in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, where it tends to be legal to grow peyote but not to prepare it for use. Peyote is also a Schedule I substance in Mexico, where harvesting the plant from the wild is controlled due to peyote’s endangered status.
“We are calling on the Kenyan government to conduct an independent investigation into the serious allegations of sexual abuse at the organisation,” she said. The poverty in the region and limited employment alternatives mean people are desperate to get and keep jobs at the organisation. A male who was also interviewed said the women were treated in a cruel way, adding that he would not allow his sister or wife to work at the company. “Women are treated as sex objects but nothing happens because their alleged assaulters intimidate everybody,” another employee said. One woman described how rejecting sexual advances leads women to “live and work in fear…because we can be dismissed at any time without good reason”.
Soul loss occurs when a traumatic event causes the energy to fragment, whereby parts of the soul flee for safety and end up trapped in the locale of the trauma or lost, and adrift in the world. Peyote’s mescaline content is typically 1-6% by dry weight, tending toward the low-middle part of this range. The mescaline content of San Pedro (T. pachanoi) and Peruvian torch (T. peruvianus) is less in general. In San Pedro, mescaline content is said to range between 0.025% and 2.375% by dry weight, and Peruvian torch has been found to contain up to 0.817% mescaline by dry weight and sometimes none at all. Peyote can be microdosed by ingesting around half a button (20-40 mg mescaline) every four days or so. In fact, this may be one of its traditional uses; the Tarahumara Indians are said to consume small amounts of the cactus to combat hunger and fatigue while hunting. In general, though, and certainly to avoid nausea, it may be preferable to microdose pure mescaline .