Top Ten Drug Related Artifacts

Top Ten Drug Related Artifacts

       Psychoactive drug use is a practice that dates to prehistoric times. There is archaeological evidence of the use of psychoactive substances (mostly plants) dating back at least 10,000 years, and historical evidence of cultural use over the past 5,000 years. The chewing of coca leaves, for example, was found to date back over 8,000 years ago in Peruvian society. Medicinal use is one important facet of psychoactive drug usage. One of the first people to articulate the point of view of drugs as going beyond purely medicinal value, was American author Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836–1870) in his book “The Hasheesh Eater” (1857): “…drugs are able to bring humans into the neighborhood of divine experience and can thus carry us up from our personal fate and the everyday circumstances of our life into a higher form of reality. It is, however, necessary to understand precisely what is meant by the use of drugs. We do not mean the purely physical craving…That of which we speak is something much higher, namely the knowledge of the possibility of the soul to enter into a lighter being, and to catch a glimpse of deeper insights and more magnificent visions of the beauty, truth, and the divine than we are normally able to spy through the cracks in our prison cell.” Biology suggests an evolutionary connection between psychoactive plants and animals, as to why these chemicals and their receptors exist within the nervous system.

  1. Holy Children

    Psychedelic Mushrooms were Called ‘Holy Children’ by the Mazatec Shamen
  2. Lighting up the Pipe/Lamp?

  3. 2,400 Year Scythian Gold Bongs
    3104896320scythian-gold-bong01 Solid gold bong - Aryan Kings
    Discovered in a mass grave in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia these two gold bongs were traced back to the Scythians who ruled the surrounding area between the 9th century BC and 4th century AD.
    Links: Top 100 Gold Artifacts, Top Ten Scythian Artifacts,
  4. Ramses III Relief

  5. Pipe

    Links: Top Ten Pipes,
  6. Bufo Cup

  7. Chavin Cactus Stone

    This is a Chavin relief depicting the use of the San Pedro cactus.
  8. Ceremonial Otter Pipe

    This is a ceremonial stone otter pipe from North America which is dated to 100 BC.
    Links: Marijuana, Top 100 Pipes,
  9. Links: Top Ten Drugs, Top Ten Psychedelics, Top Ten Most Abused DrugsTop 100 Works of Drug Art,

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