Peyote, a.k.a. Lophophora williamsii (loʊˈfɒfərə wɪlˈjæmsiaɪ), better known by its common name Peyote (from the Nahuatl word peyotl), is a small, spineless cactus native to the American southwest and throughout Mexico. Well known for its psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline, it is used world wide as an entheogen and supplement to various religious practices including meditation, psychonautics, and psychedelic psychotherapy. Peyote has a long history of ritualistic and medicinal use by indigenous Americans.
List of WorksEdit
- Mack Reynolds' novel The Towers of Utopia, p. 172
- Allen Steele's novel Clarke County, Space p. 20
- Robert Sheckley's novel The Journey of Joenes, reproduced in Dimensions of Sheckley, p. 255
- Colin Wilson's novel The Mind Parasites
- Battlestar Gallactica episode