Peyote Art

Peyote is a cactus which contains the psychedelic chemical, mescaline. Native North Americans have been using peyote for religious purposes for around 5,000 years. It is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico. Peyote art, art that is influenced by the visions from the peyote experience, is abundant in the Huichol religion of western central Mexico. The rituals involving peyote also involve singing, weeping and making contact with ‘ancestor spirits’. Here are some examples of peyote-influenced art from the Huichol culture:


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  2. Great site, extraordinary people, the Huichols..

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  3. Wonderful art--truly visionary. Thank you for posting.

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