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Entheogen

An entheogen is a psychoactive substance that induces alterations in perceptionmoodconsciousnesscognition, or behavior[1] for the purposes of engendering spiritual development in sacred contexts.[2] The religiousmagicalshamanic, or spiritual significance of entheogens is well established in anthropological and modern contexts; entheogens have traditionally been used to supplement many diverse practices geared towards achieving transcendence, including divinationmeditationyogasensory deprivationasceticismprayertranceritualschantinghymns like peyote songsdrumming, and ecstatic dance.

The neologism entheogen was coined in 1979 by a group of ethnobotanists and scholars of mythology (Carl A. P. Ruck, Jeremy Bigwood, Danny Staples, Richard Evans SchultesJonathan Ott and R. Gordon Wasson). The term is derived from two words of Ancient Greek, ἔνθεος (éntheos) and γενέσθαι (genésthai). The adjective entheos translates to English as "full of the god, inspired, possessed", and is the root of the English word "enthusiasm." The Greeks used it as a term of praise for poets and other artists. Genesthai means "to come into being." Thus, an entheogen is a drug that causes one to become inspired or to experience feelings of inspiration, often in a religious or "spiritual" manner.

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