The scariest plant in the world, Datura aka (jimson weed)

Nagual

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Jun 5, 2007
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I've worked with a few Weak Minded Ditherers who always seem to take 45 minutes to do a job that should take 5 minutes...
 

Tengu

Full Member
Jan 10, 2006
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Wiltshire
Yes, I thought my friend was exploring a whole new continent of insanity there.

I said as such, and they told me this was what our ancestors did.

(presumably the ones who were not ancestors as they did not live long enough to have descendents...)
 

xylaria

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Yes, I thought my friend was exploring a whole new continent of insanity there.

I said as such, and they told me this was what our ancestors did.

(presumably the ones who were not ancestors as they did not live long enough to have descendents...)
I cant imagine why anyone past or present would take ergot to get mashed/spiritual, there is and always were better herbs for that. People survived ergot poisoning, I cant imagine 12 hours of serious cramps mixed with LSD being a paticularly spiritually enlightening. However as herbs go, the compounds in it have saved a lot of lives as they stop women bleeding to death in child birth.
 

NetFrog

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Jul 17, 2011
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I was in Costa Rica for 4 weeks and the locals pointed Dacura out to me and told me is was good for insomnia, placed under your pillow it shoudl give you a great nights sleep apparently ;-)