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entheogen

noun

any substance, such as a plant or drug, taken to bring on a spiritual experience

Examples

Entheogen is supposed to be a kinder term than hallucinogen or psychedelic.

Word Origin

lit. 'generating the divine within'

Usage Note

entheogenic adj

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Examples for entheogen
  • In modern western culture, entheogen users sometimes base concoctions on ayahuasca.

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