Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Oh Miley. Salvia in the News
So what is Salvia? Salvia divinorum is a plant native to Oaxaca Mexico and used by Mezatac Shamans to facilitate shamanic visions. Traditionally the fresh leaves are chewed or used in a tincture and produce effects that appear to be somewhat of a cross between LSD and marijuana though shorter lasting and more mild than either. Interestingly the Mezatac people view Salvia as the Virgin Mary incarnate and begin the ritual with an invocation to Mary, St Peter and the Holy Trinity.