Entheogens As Tools For Spirituality


Entheogens / Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Luke Brown_apotheosis

 

MAPS – Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

ICEERS – International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research & Studies

Entheogen’s & Existential Intelligence: The Use of “Plant Teachers” as Cognitive Tools

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Entheogen

The term is derived from two words of ancient Greek, ἔνθεος (entheos) and γενέσθαι (genesthai). The adjective entheos translates to English as “full of the god, inspired, possessed”, and is the root of the English word “enthusiasm.” The Greeks used it as a term of praise for poets and other artists. Genesthai means “to come into being.” Thus, an entheogen is a drug that causes one to become inspired or to experience feelings of inspiration, often in a religious or “spiritual” manner.