New Age Shamanism

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New Age Shamanism
In Apache culture shamanism and hallucinogenic drugs go hand in hand. The experiences of peyote a hallucinogenic cactus is used to transcend the shaman into he spirit world. The use of peyote in New Age shamanism has created serious conflict in relation to the use of the drug in traditional ceremonies (Boyer et al, 1973).
The Apaches of the Mescalero Indian Reservation have been linked to the use of peyote in shamanistic ceremonies since the 1870s and even after 1910. At some point after 1910 peyote stopped being used in shaman ceremonies, but the reason has never been revealed (Boyer et al, 1973).
Apaches living on the Mescalero Indian Reservation now include three tribes:
Mescaleros
,
Chiricahuas
and
Lipans
. In 1873...
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